DeSean Jackson apologizes again, vows to show “it’s more than just words”

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DeSean Jackson‘s initial apology Tuesday for an anti-Semitic post lacked any plans for him to educate himself or to speak with leaders in Philadelphia’s Jewish community.

He since has done that, and after apologizing personally to Eagles owner Jeff Lurie and General Manager Howie Roseman, both of whom are Jewish, the Eagles receiver has issued another public apology.

“I want to apologize to the Jewish community, Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, the Eagles organization and our fans for the insensitive and ill-informed posts that I shared on my social media,” Jackson wrote. “My intention was to uplift, unite and encourage our culture with positivity and light. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I unintentionally hurt the Jewish community in the process and for that I am sorry. Now, more than ever, we must work together to end discrimination of all types and against all people and communities. This apology is more than just words. It is a promise to do better. I will fully educate myself and work with local and national organizations to be more informed and make a difference in our community. I will consider my words and actions moving forward. I will seek out voices from other communities and listen to their words, thoughts and beliefs. In a time of division, I am committed to doing my part in making this world a better place for our children.”

Jackson and his representatives spoke to Philadelphia rabbi Doniel Grodnitzky on Tuesday, according to John Clark of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.

53 responses to “DeSean Jackson apologizes again, vows to show “it’s more than just words”

  1. You could give Jackson a month to write an apology and it wouldn’t end up that eloquent.

  2. “My intention was to uplift, unite and encourage our culture with positivity and light.”

    Good flipping grief. That’s even more offensive to anyone with a functioning brain than what he said in the first place.

  3. How can he claim it was unintentional when he literally attributed the quote to Hitler?

  4. Go away you racist goon. If a white person says anything like this, it’s blown up and all over the national news. This will get swept under the rug.

  5. Eyebrow raised at the folks having trouble believing a guy from Cal couldn’t write a couple of paragraphs.

    You’re probably the first ones to call someone else a racist.

  6. Proves that if you are black you can say anything racist or anti-semetic with no repercussions. Whites must lose their jobs

  7. This can’t be swept under the rug. Look what happened to drew Brees. If a white man had said this he would be cut. We cannot allow a double standard. He needs to be cut. End of story.

  8. Where is everybody getting on Jackson about this? I thought silence shows that everyone agrees.

  9. His agent really needs to at least try just a little to make it sound like it came from Jackson. This sounds like something you’d hear from the Bizarro DeSean.

  10. DJax got “Breesed”

    Let’s see if he actually follows through, like he said he would.

    I’m guessing that his agent called him and told him that he would be out of a job, likely permanently, if he didn’t apologize.

  11. And why is Riley Cooper being compared to this. Cooper said a word in the heat of the moment. If he said “all blacks should be slaves” on social media, then I could see a comparison. It’s a lot easier to slip up and say the n-word especially when a large percentage of his teammates probably use it everyday. It’s a lot harder to quote Hitler and press “send.”

  12. “This can’t be swept under the rug. Look what happened to drew Brees.”

    Brees apologized..the Saints had a group hug, and all is well.

    Now that DJAx apologized, do you feel the same way?

  13. Talking out of both sides of his mouth.
    I’ll never believe he’ll do anything to educate himself for the better.

  14. Maybe someone should educate this dummy about what Adolf Hitler did to black people in Germany. Uplift? You damn moron. He sterilized your youth and either worked black POWs to death or outright killed them. Pick up a book. For the love of God we have stopped learning history and look what we’ve become. Take a visit to a former Concentration Camp and learn all you can. You won’t leave the same person that you showed up as. I promise.

  15. For those of you saying “If a white man said this he’d be cut and there’s a double standard..Last I checked Richie Incognitio continued to have employment in the NFL after he made racial comments and physically assaulted a player, among other infractions. As an Eagles fan I remember Riley Cooper saying in a camera “I’ll fight all you N – words..his punishment, a fine, a weekend of sensitivity training and a two game suspension. So no you’re wrong. Now, if you want everything to really be fair, how about fair pay, Why and how is it that whites with high school diplomas make the same amount of money that a black can make who has a Bachelors degree. Why is it that whites who literally commit the same crime as a black receives less harsher sentences…studies have been done on this and found this to be so. I’m all for equal treatment…for every White person who believes there’s a double standard..do you want to experience the history Blacks have in this country…from slavery on up? The answer is no..I’ll trade experiences though because I know as well as you all do that you have a much greater opportunity to succeed based on economics and the color of your skin..even affirmative action benefited White women more than any other minority group in America. If you believe there is a double standard, try walking in the shoes of a so called Black American in America for a year, then come back and talk to me.

  16. After watching what Drew Brees unnecessarily just went through, Desean deserves all the grief he is getting. He should have been cut already and not a chance he wrote that. I’ve heard him be interviewed before. Talks like a drunk 8 year old..

  17. Does whomever wrote this apology for him even recall what he said? This is ludicrous.

  18. DeSean was probably going to be cut by August even without this incident. DeSean has apologized,so I give him credit for that. However, my only problem is guys like Malcom Jenkins, Shannon Sharpe & Lebron have said absolutely nothing about this. They’ve shown their true colors.

  19. Where are all of the “woke” silence is compliance clowns at now? Why wasn’t Stephen A Smith wailing on the air about this today? Instead he was crying about the WNBA accomodations, what a hypocrite. No comment from his puppet Max kellermann and Adam shefter either, the people that Jackson was referring to. What a bunch of sissies. If a white guy said this about Muslims, it would be on every news channel across the globe as a main topic, the guy would be crucified and fired immediately. There needs to be something done about this double standard hypocrisy.

  20. What about all the people who liked his quote? I didn’t hear anything from labron, Malcom or Reed. We all need to start condemning from both sides of the isle is you really want respect.

  21. Put your money where you mouth is.

    Donate your ENTIRE 2020 paycheck to the local synagogue. You have money from the past, right?

    But you won’t.

  22. Once the words come out of your mouth you can’t bring them back, will they ever learn

  23. Eaglehaslanded !!! says:
    July 7, 2020 at 8:08 pm
    For those of you saying “If a white man said this he’d be cut and there’s a double standard..Last I checked Richie Incognitio continued to have employment in the NFL after he made racial comments and physically assaulted a player, among other infractions.

    Just to help you out. Incognito was suspended for about half the 2013 season and didn’t play all of 2014.

  24. If Riley Cooper wasnt released after dropping the n bomb and threatening a security guard, then Desean shouldnt either. If Desean is released, then we all know that there’s a double standard thats only applied to a certain group of people.

  25. leeeeroyjenkins says:
    Eyebrow raised at the folks having trouble believing a guy from Cal couldn’t write a couple of paragraphs.
    ==

    DeSean Jackson got into Cal on a scholarship. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t an academic scholarship.
    Listen tot he man talk and look at what and how he writes. Jackson didn’t write two words of that apology, and if you believe he did you either have an agenda, or you just haven’t been paying attention.

  26. To the “drew brees must be cancelled“ group i say this: KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY NOW. Funny you don’t see shannon sharpe calling for him to retire or his teammates tweeting how they are disgusted 5 minutes after
    it makes the media rounds. This is why noone ever takes racial protests seriously, the hypocrisy is ridiculous. Its all ridiculous! Black people
    In America deserve so much more and its a shame clowns like this say stupid stuff and take the focus off the real issues.

  27. This isnt about left vs right or white vs black
    Desean is a moron.
    He needs to pay for his beyond imbecilic words.

  28. No room for racism ANYWHERE, let alone in polarizing positions. He should be cut just like anyone else would be.

  29. This league is approaching a crossroads. Time for Goodell to show some real leadership. Is he going to continue supporting the bs so many of these players spew or is he going to step up and start saying and doing what is right?

  30. Everyone deserves a chance to learn from mistakes. I’m hoping his intentions to understand are true. Love defeats hate.

  31. While I disagree with everything this idiot says all the time, we still have freedom of speech.

    Yes it includes idiots that spout I’ll will and racist remarks.

    We don’t have to like it, but freedom of speech still exists.

  32. As an Eagles fan, I say that he has done the right thing in apologizing repeatedly and vowing to do better. It will be up to him and his actions now. The only caveat is that everyone should get the chance to apologize when they say or do something stupid and not be immediately canceled and fired

  33. the only way any of his apologies make sense is if he never actually read the quote before posting it.

  34. Hands down that may be the best apology I have ever read from an NFL player. I’m not going to call for him to be cut or anything like that. If I do that then I am no better than the cancel culture that I despise. Hopefully he sticks to his words and learns from this.

  35. birds of a feather says:
    July 7, 2020 at 10:29 pm
    While I disagree with everything this idiot says all the time, we still have freedom of speech.

    Yes it includes idiots that spout I’ll will and racist remarks.

    We don’t have to like it, but freedom of speech still exists.
    ———————
    As far as I can tell, no government entity has tried to restrict Mr. Jackson’s freedom of speech. Hence, his rights have not been in any way infringed.

    And while Mr. Jackson is generally free to make racist statements, that does not mean he is free from the consequences of such statements.

  36. This is total BS. DJax knew exactly what he was posting, how hateful, prejudicial & insensitive it was. Even ignorant morons know how evil the Nazi’s were in WWII w/ their “Final Solution”. The Eagles should bounce this guy out on his ass.

  37. Social media is the devil. I don’t know what Jackson was thinking with his posts, but he’s apologized. There’s a shocking amount of bile and malevolence being directed at him – seemingly based on the (entirely false) idea that there’s no backlash to his tweets (there is).

    Brees made a statement, got backlash, talked to his teammates to learn their perspective, and apologized. We all have said things that we maybe didn’t mean, or that were based on a misunderstanding, or that had unintentional consequences.

    Part of being human is that we all make mistakes. Part of being a mature, reasonable adult is having the ability to recognize and learn from mistakes and admit when you’re wrong.

    Allowing a person a chance at redemption is more appealing to me than seeing them crucified.

  38. This is a consequence of Identity Politics, and it’s a shame that some feel the way to “uplift” their own people is by putting down another.

  39. The hypocrisy between how players have responded to DeSean vs how the responded to Drew Brees is staggering.
    Actually, it’s disgusting and pathetic.
    One voiced his opinion about being a patriot and the other spewed hate. What is happening in our society?

  40. patsrule says:
    “This league is approaching a crossroads. Time for Goodell to show some real leadership. Is he going to continue supporting the bs so many of these players spew or is he going to step up and start saying and doing what is right?”

    Shouldn’t this rest with the NFLPA? Or are you a fan of Goodell respecting his past efforts to keep the game clean?

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