DeSean Jackson issues second apology after sharing anti-Semitic quotes

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10)
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By KYW Newsradio 1060

“I just want to, first off, extend an apology on behalf of me and what I stand for because I’m one that’s fair and I never want to put any race down or any people down,” he said.

I post a lot of things that are sent to me. I do not have hatred towards anyone. I really didn’t realize what this passage was saying. Hitler has caused terrible pain to Jewish people like the pain African-Americans have suffered. We should be together fighting anti-Semitism and racism. This was a mistake to post this and I truly apologize for posting it and sorry for any hurt I have caused.

A post shared by Desean Jackson (@0ne0fone) on Jul 7, 2020 at 8:50am PDT

The Eagles issued a statement Tuesday morning calling Jackson’s remarks “offensive and absolutely appalling.” 

The organization said they have spoken with their wide receiver and are continuing to evaluate Jackson's actions and will take appropriate measures.

The Jewish Federation of Philadelphia called Jackson’s post “deeply offensive and disturbing,” while the ADL of Philadelphia, an anti-hate organization, said it hopes Jackson will use this moment as a chance to work with the Jewish community.​

Jackson issued another apology Tuesday evening on Twitter.

— Desean Jackson (@DeSeanJackson10) July 7, 2020


KYW Newsradio's Ed Benkin, as well as 94 WIP, contributed to this report.