Eagles quiet so far on troubling DeSean Jackson posts

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The Eagles have been quiet so far regarding last night’s posts by wide receiver DeSean Jackson, which included anti-Semitic messages.

But one of their former executives has made his thoughts clear on the matter, and their own problematic precedents have made their next steps delicate ones.

“If a white player said anything about AA’s [African-Americans] as outrageous as what DeSean Jackson said about Jews tonight there would at least be a serious conversation about cutting him and a need for a team meeting to discuss,” former Eagles team president Joe Banner wrote on social media. “Which would be totally appropriate. Absolutely indefensible.”

Banner was the Eagles’ team president in 2008, when Jackson was drafted, but was gone before Jackson was released in 2014.

After sharing quotes purported to be from Adolf Hitler and Louis Farrakhan — and taking some heat online — Jackson circled back and wrote: “Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way. I have no hatred in my heart towards no one!”

It’s hard to discern exactly what Jackson’s point was, but the Eagles’ reaction will be worth monitoring.

They’ve been through a similar situation before. In 2013, video surfaced of Riley Cooper using racial slurs at a country music concert. Cooper was fined, and apologized, and went through some counseling but remained with the team, signing a lucrative extension the following year. The decision to barely punish him was criticized by local officials at the time, and will doubtless be in the back of the mind of the team whenever they acknowledge Jackson’s words.

29 responses to “Eagles quiet so far on troubling DeSean Jackson posts

  1. I think we all know the outcome. Nothing will happen. He’ll have his agent type an apology and it will be ignored by the media.

  2. Nowadays it’s easier to name things that don’t have a double standard,though I can’t think of anything offhand.

  3. Having “no hate.. for no one”? Double negative -> Sounds like he has some hate for everyone….

  4. He should be cut already. I’m disgusted philthy does nothing bc they know there wr room is already garbage. How impressive their woke leadership is to turn a blind eye to his racism.

  5. Come on, social justice warriors! You can’t possibly defend this guy, right? I want you to loot, burn down buildings and cause as much destruction as you can because he is not being equal. Wait…what’s that? Oh, he’s on your side so it’s okay. Got it. He will get a pass and be praised by the “woke” club. Glad my parents raised me better.

  6. Not many Black folks who wouldn’t condemn the statement and say “cut his A.” I’m one of them.

    It is telling that other people are focused on a different part of the story, though. Colors shining through.

  7. Compare and contrast the trouble Drew Brees got into for saying that he’d stand for the anthem out of respect for his grandfathers!
    Clearly “nothing” will happen to Jackson!

  8. “wolves111 says:
    July 7, 2020 at 9:35 am
    I think we all know the outcome. Nothing will happen. He’ll have his agent type an apology and it will be ignored by the media.”

    It’s funny that you say this, after visiting a media website to read and subsequently comment on the story. lol.

  9. No comment from the Eagles. Whats more puzzling is the lack of comment from noted social justice luminaries like Mr Kaepernick, Mr Reid and Mr Jenkins.

    Social Justice for all? Or Social Justice only for those that fit the script?

  10. I’m a huge supporter of BlackLivesMatter, but fair is fair. We can’t vilify one person and excuse another just because that other person is black. D-Jax deserves (at least) what Brees got. But the arguement can be made that DeSean’s words were direct hate. Brees was simply standing up for his own personal beliefs, but did so without direct hatred.

  11. The beagles know that if they punish him, a swarm of “but you let Riley Cooper play!!1!” social media outrage will ensue. Checkmate.

    Also, DeSean’s transgression didn’t involve drunken video footage. Maybe that helps him here.

  12. Well they backed and rewarded Riley Cooper with a contract after his racist tirade. I expect Desean will get the same treatment.

  13. Apparently Jackson saw some Farrakhan speech over the weekend & got all hot & bothered. That isn’t really any different from the fools who get all excited after listing to Donald Trump bloviate incoherent ramblings.
    Jackson doesn’t realize that Farrakahn appeals to a small percentage of people the same way Trump does. No one has ever accused Jackson of being overly intelligent.

  14. Must be that someone hacked him. Because all woke people realize that racism is solely a white privilege thing directed exclusively at African Americans.

  15. Of course they are quiet, we continue to witness the one-sidedness of who is offended oh needs to do more yet as we see some are not held accountable for their actions.

  16. Doesn’t Dallas get blasted here for keeping problem child players? Where is the Eagle outrage? Oh right, it’s Dallas. Hated more than Philly I guess.

  17. timebandit24 says:
    July 7, 2020 at 9:55 am
    He should be cut already. I’m disgusted philthy does nothing bc they know there wr room is already garbage. How impressive their woke leadership is to turn a blind eye to his racism.

    ——————————
    Obviously not a football fan. The Eagles organization is held in very high regard when it comes to the discipline of their players, and the players themselves will bury this guy. In private like it should be. I live 1000 miles away and I know this about this organization. But I guess haters gonna hate.

  18. And unfortunately we won’t hear from Malcolm, Colin, or any other of these guys because DeShaun is Black.

    You see this is why BLM doesn’t work. If they are going to stand up to oppression and gain the rights they truly deserve, they need to have it all ways, not one way. I understand that BLM is just a statement that black lives matter and not that others don’t, but this will clearly let us know that it is just about black lives because those who have spoken the loudest will say the least about this.

  19. Banner is absolutely correct. That person would be vilified and called a racist. But, given the source, it’s going to be considered no big deal. It’s funny how people don’t want any “hate speech” but it’s OK when they use it towards someone else. Pathetic.

  20. ” It’s funny how people don’t want any “hate speech” but it’s OK when they use it towards someone else.”

    That’s one broad brush that you are painting with.

  21. Well said swaggyd, this had a whole different sound to it. Brees pretty much said he believes families should say a prayer before they eat and it got all sorts of blown out of proportion, shocker.

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