DeSean Jackson might want to pick better friends, as the Buccaneers wide receiver is being investigated by the Tampa police following a single-car accident involving a Chevy Silverado registered to Jackson. The car was found wrecked and abandoned on December 24 with marijuana and bullets in it. Thats one hell of a Christmas Eve.
I can confirm a Chevy Silverado registered to Bucs’ DeSean Jackson was found wrecked and abandoned Sunday night at International Mall. Marijuana, bullets found inside, per police. Police investigating who was driving; Jackson told @nflnetwork that a friend had borrowed his car.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 27, 2017
Tampa police are investigating a single-vehicle accident involving a car registered to DeSean Jackson, who told cops a friend was driving. His spokeswoman says the weed and bullets inside weren’t Jackson’s. Story: https://t.co/8cx2lDB7Vp
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 27, 2017
Jackson told the cops that he let a friend borrow the car. Yeah, sure ya did, isn’t that the same excuse every guy busted on COPS says? Not buying man.
The car reportedly left the road and stuck a tree, at which point the driver fled the scene. About 6.3 grams of marijuana were found in the car, as were two .38 caliber hollow-point bullets. Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Florida, and the hollow-point bullets are legal in the state.
Jackson was contacted by police and responded to the scene. According to the police report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver initially failed to cooperate, but eventually gave police the name of the driver. But he refused to cooperate in getting the driver to return to the scene.
Jackson’s spokeswoman said the following:
“It was a friend of DeSean’s who borrowed his car while he was out of town. None of what was in the car was his obviously. He’s dealing with the person that was using it without his knowledge privately. The incident is being handled.”
The Buccaneers have no commented on the situation yet.