Malik Jackson is now officially a member of the Cleveland Browns, having just inked a one-year contract with the team mere days ago. So the defensive tackle is celebrating his big score as the monetarily blessed often do — with a new home purchase! Records reveal Jackson has ponied up $7.2 million for a baller-worthy L.A. estate. The transaction is one of the biggest on record in Tarzana, a leafy and affluent — if occasionally overlooked — San Fernando Valley neighborhood.
Jackson, an L.A. native, began his football career as a standout player for the University of Tennessee, transferring from USC to play under legendary coach Derek Dooley. In 2012, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos, later playing for both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles. And though the veteran defensive tackle is now professionally based in Cleveland, he’s treated himself to a prime piece of hometown real estate.
Located in a particularly upscale corner of the Valley near a posh country club, Jackson’s new compound is brand-spanking-new, completed in 2020, and offers a tennis/basketball court, a three-car garage and separate guesthouse. Built in the trendy modern farmhouse-style, the house features slick white clapboard siding with a pitched metal roof and contrasting black trim. Marketing materials describe the 1.6-acre spread as an “entertainer’s paradise.”