NFL releases statement on DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic quotes
The star took to Instagram to post what he thought were comments from Adolf Hitler. As you could probably guess, those comments were extremely anti-semitic.
Since then, the Eagles and Jackson himself have gone back to social media to address the issues.
Philadelphia sent out a statement saying that they’ve had a discussion with Jackson. They do not agree with his comments and apologize to the fans.
Meanwhile, DeSean Jackson sent out an apology of his own. In that, he made it clear that he did not mean to offend anyone and that he has love in his heart for all. The point was supposed to be to “uplift African Americans”.
However, it’s pretty easy to see how a lot of people might not take it that way.
Now the NFL has released a statement according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network on Twitter.
NFL statement on #Eagles WR DeSean Jackson:
“DeSean’s comments were highly inappropriate, offensive and divisive and stand in stark contrast to the NFL’s values of respect, equality and inclusion. We have been in contact with the team which is addressing the matter with DeSean.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 7, 2020
The NFL made it clear that they were strongly against the posts that Jackson put up. They made sure people understand their values as well.
At the same time, the statement says that they have been in contact with the Eagles and that the team is “addressing the matter with DeSean”.
Now, obviously we know that the Eagles released a statement and that DeSean Jackson has apologized. That sounds kind of ominous though.
Could the wide receiver be receiving some type of punishment? A suspension or something? It would not be crazy to see such a thing.
Jackson racked up eight receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns against the Washington Redskins in Week 1 last season, but injuries basically ended his year right there. He finished with nine receptions for 159 yards and those two touchdowns.
Clearly, if he can get on the field, Jackson is a major threat for Philadelphia. So a punishment in the form of a suspension could really hurt the team. We’ll have to wait and see what the decision is for now though.