Receiver DeSean Jackson discussed bullying with incoming freshman football players at Santa Monica High School on Saturday, the Santa Monica Daily Press reports.
“I’ve been playing football since I was seven-years-old and people always said that I was too small. People always tried to bully me, but I just really had confidence in myself,” Jackson said during an appearance arranged by Santa Monica’s football coach. “Whatever it is, as you in society, stay positive and stay away from the negativity.
“Bullying…is not going to pay your bills or take care of your family,” Jackson said. “Playing around with your friends and making someone suffer, that’s really not going to get you anywhere in life.”
Jackson has created a program called DeSean Against Bullying, and earlier this offseason, he and a few Eagles teammates made a surprise visit on “The View” to meet with 13-year-old Nadin Khoury, who was bullied and hung him by his coat on a metal fence by a group of classmates, who had videotaped their actions.
Late last week, Jackson made headlines after using a gay slur during a dispute with a caller during his appearance on Sirius XM Radio.
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