Lane Johnson reveals the ‘best thing’ DeSean Jackson can do after controversial post
Can DeSean Jackson redeem himself? That’s what a lot of people are asking after the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver posted anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter last week.
Well, his teammate Lane Johnson has some ideas. The eighth-year Eagles offensive tackle told ABC 6 in Philadelphia that he spoke with Jackson and gave him some advice on his next move.
“I’ve talked to him; I know he’s under the fire… Ultimately when you make mistakes, you have to own up to it. I think the best thing about it now is to get educated and try to make all the wrongs you did right,” Lane Johnson said, per Jeff Skversky of ABC 6.
For what it’s worth, Jackson has already owned up to the mistake, apologizing on Wednesday on Twitter.
“Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way,” the Eagles star posted. “I have no hatred in my heart toward no one! Equality. Equality.”
Moreover, Jackson has taken steps towards educating himself, as he recently revealed on Instagram that he had a chance to speak with a Holocaust survivor on the matter.
“Today I had an opportunity to speak with 94 year old holocaust survivor Mr. Edward Mosberg. Thank you Mr. Mosberg for your valuable time and insight today . Im taking this time to continue with educating myself and bridging the gap between different cultures, communities & religions. LOVE 2 ALL!!!!! TO BE CONTINUED …..” the Eagles wideout captioned the post.
Philly has taken disciplinary measures against DeSean Jackson, fining him an undisclosed amount, according to a source. In their statement, the team acknowledged Jackson accepted his punishment and is now focused on educating himself on anti-Semitism and other issues.
“This has been a difficult and emotional week for our community and organization,” the team said in a statement. “The Philadelphia Eagles do not tolerate hate towards any individual or group. We believe in respect and equality for all races, ethnicities, and faiths. We as an organization want to help be an instrument for positive change. This can only occur through strong, deliberate actions and a commitment to learn and grow.”