Source: LAPD confirms Jackson's gang ties to 49ers, Raiders

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Source: LAPD confirms Jackson's gang ties to 49ers, Raiders

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UPDATE (Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.) -- DeSean Jackson has left Redskins Park without a contract after about three hours of meetings, according to CSNWashington.com. But reports indicate that his agent Joel Segal is still negotiating with Washington, and that the receiver is not yet leaving town.

[NEWS: Jackson leaves Redskins Park]

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The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders both reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department to confirm reports of DeSean Jackson's continued involvement with alleged members of Los Angeles street gangs; LAPD confirmed the reports, CSNBayArea.com has learned.

Last week, NJ.com reported that the Philadelphia Eagles were averse to retaining DeSean Jackson due to his off-the-field affiliations and the mercurial six-year veteran was released shortly after the article was published.

[RELATED: Raiders will make push for Jackson]

Jackson, 27, reportedly arrived in the Washington area on Monday and was scheduled to meet with Redskins team officials on Tuesday.

The two sides are close to an agreement, according to NJ.com, and the Redskins were not among the teams to reach out to the LAPD.

[RELATED: DeSean Jackson walks with gangsters]

The Browns, Bills and Jets have also reportedly shown interest in Jackson.

Jackson, a former Cal standout, is coming off his best NFL season, catching 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

 

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.