More than a week after DeSean Jackson directed a gay slur at a satellite radio caller, Deadspin picked the story up Friday with a transcript of the event.
Jackson took the seemingly inevitable next step by releasing a statement on the matter Saturday.
“In a recent radio interview a caller got really confrontational with me. I got very heated with the caller, took it a bit too far and did not mean to offend anybody. I meant no disrespect and a better choice of words was needed,” said Jackson through a P.R. rep, via PhillySportsDaily.com.
Jackson was less apologetic in all caps Friday night after the story broke.
“WANNA BRING ME DOWN BUT IM OK!! THEY TRYIN KNOCC ME OFF BUT IM STILL ON!!” Jackson wrote.
And another one: “THEY LOOKN 2 TAKE YA DOWN AT ALL TIMES NO MATTER HOW POSITIVE AND WHAT U DO!! ITS ALWAYS AWAY THEY TRY TO GET YA…. IM STANDIN TALL.”
Yeah, that public statement would have probably been more effective without the Twitter comments that preceded it.