In an interview with Michael Irvin of NFL Network, DeSean Jackson said he showed up about 20 minutes late for an 8:30 a.m. special-teams meeting Saturday because his alarm clock didn’t go off.
Initially, receivers coach David Culley told DeSean that he probably wouldn’t start as punishment. But that evolved into Reid telling DeSean that he should think about things and he was suspended for Sunday’s game.
Jackson did take full responsibility as a man for being late and admitted it had happened once before since he’s been with the Eagles, but it wasn’t a chronic issue. DeSean also said he’d seen other players miss or be late for meetings and they still played the following Sunday.
Jackson made a point of saying there have been rumors about the people he associates with away from the field as being one of the reasons the Eagles haven’t committed to a new deal. But he pointed out that he hasn’t gotten in any trouble off the field and has been active in the community.