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Eagles Announce DeSean Jackson Will Be Disciplined but Will Remain on Team

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July 11, 2020
DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on July 10 that wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be disciplined over his social media posts but will remain on the team.

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted the Eagles’ statement, which read: “Today we have penalized DeSean for conduct detrimental to the team. He accepted these consequences and apologized.”

The statement added that the Eagles have developed a plan for Jackson to move forward.

“He understands that in order to remain on the team, he must also commit to supporting words with actions,” the statement read. “We have been encouraged by his desire to educate himself, but we all understand there is still a lot of work to be done.”

The statement concluded: “We must continue to fight anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination, while not losing sight of the important battle against systemic racism.”

The exact details of Jackson’s punishment were not specified.

Earlier in the day, Schefter tweeted that Jackson had met with an organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism on July 9 and is meeting with a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor on July 10.

 

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman tweeted on July 10 that he spoke with Jackson on July 9 and they’re “making plans to use our experiences to educate one another and grow together. Stay tuned.”

 

Jackson’s social media posts included sharing a disputed Adolf Hitler quote and glorifying Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

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