03/28/2014 05:08 pm ET Updated Mar 29, 2014

Former NFL Player Rips ESPN Commentators For Criticizing DeSean Jackson


Former NFL running back Derrick Ward didn't like what he heard from ESPN analysts as they discussed the Philadelphia Eagles' decision to release wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday. The 33-year-old who played in the NFL from 2004 to 2011 ripped ESPN's Ron Jaworski and Teddy Bruschi for their comments about Jackson during a long Twitter rant.

The Eagles' announced their decision to cut Jackson on Friday shortly after published a report outlining his alleged connections with suspected gangs members. in Los Angeles. To the apparent displeasure of Ward, this report and its possible role in the Eagles' decision to cut ties with Jackson was discussed during ESPN's initial coverage of the development.

From his profane rebuke to Jaworksi to his feelings about the Eagles cutting loose Jackson while keeping Riley Cooper, here is a look at several of Ward's fiery tweets: