Have you heard the one about Joe Banner “having a good laugh” about the DeSean Jackson contract because he never would have done that deal?
That little tidbit made its rounds all over the Internet and Twitter with everyone blasting off on the subject.
Now, if that were true, it would absolutely be newsworthy and something to talk about. It would add more fuel to the fire for the anti-Banner crowd in Philly (which is probably 85% of the fans).
The problem is, it’s simply not true.
Therefore, I took this opportunity to point out how words can be misinterpreted and start a wildfire of misinformation. Here is the innocent blurb by Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe that lit the fire:
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson started a rap label and dropped $25,000 at a Los Angeles launch party. In his office that is still inside the Eagles’ NovaCare facility, former team president Joe Banner is having a good laugh. Jackson received his $47 million extension, in good measure, because Banner had his ...