Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has publicly apologized for posting anti-Semitic rhetoric which stated that “white Jews” will “blackmail America.”
Jackson said that he didn’t “mean it to the extent that you guys took it” with regard to it being anti-Semitic. He explained on his Instagram on Tuesday.
The Eagles Address Jackson’s Remarks
The Eagles put out a statement declaring that the team is “continuing to evaluate the circumstances and will take appropriate action.” What that action entails, remains up in the air. Here’s Philadelphia’s full statement.
“We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts. Regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling. They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization. We are disappointed and we reiterated to DeSean the importance of not only apologizing, but also using his platform to take action to promote unity, equality, and respect.
We are continuing to evaluate the circumstances and will take appropriate action. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to continuing to have productive and meaningful conversations with DeSean, as well as all of our players and staff, in order to educate, learn and grow.”
Jackson was with the Eagles for the first six years of his career. He returned to the team after stints in Washington and Tampa Bay, and his second round in Philly hasn’t been fruitful. Last season, injuries limited him to just three games. Jackson has two years left on the $27 million deal he signed in 2019.