TIMOTHY RAPP JULY 7, 2020
John Clark of NBC Philadelphia also reported that the wideout apologized to team owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman and that “the Eagles told DeSean he needs to be active to promote equality. DeSean and his reps have spoken to Rabbi Doniel Grodnitzky of Chabad Young Philly [Jewish cultural center] to help and DeSean will be educating himself.”
The Eagles called Jackson’s post “offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling” in a statement released Monday:
The NFL also released a statement calling Jackson’s posts “highly inappropriate, offensive and divisive” and wrote the posts “stand in stark contrast to the NFL’s values of respect, equality and inclusion,” per ESPN.
According to ESPN, Jackson had posted an anti-Semitic message incorrectly attributed to Adolf Hitler that said, in part, that white Jews “will blackmail America. [They] will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were.”
He also shared two posts on Instagram admiring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who ESPN noted has been identified as an anti-Semitic figure by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center.
A source told ESPN that the team has not discussed releasing or suspending Jackson at this time.