Richard Sherman defends DeSean, shows pic from same Little League team

Richard Sherman came to the defense of DeSean Jackson (above) on Twitter. 

Drew Hallowell

Richard Sheman tweeting out an old picture of himself with DeSean Jackson served two purposes.

First, it showed the Seattle Seahawk speaking out in defense of embattled pal Jackson, who was released from the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday amid a wave of controversy.

Second, the 1999 photo showed Sherman and Jackson were cute-as-a-button kids who played on the same Little League team (go Holly Park Marlins) back in the day.

Here’s what the Seattle Seahawks star posted on Twitter Saturday morning: 

H/t Twitter via Bleacher Report