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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says Philadelphia Eagles made ‘the dumbest mistake’

“I want to thank the Philadelphia Eagles for making the dumbest mistake.”

— D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray at new Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s first annual “Already Home” fundraiser at Pinstripes bowling alley in Georgetown on Father’s Day. The Philadelphia Eagles cut Jackson in late March after conflicts with head coach Chip Kelly. Later rumors that Jackson, who grew up in Los Angeles, had “gang connections” popped up on Jackson, who on Sunday raised funds for the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, has denied ever being affiliated with a gang.

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