The Facts: The Eagles have spoken to Jackson about "offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling" statements the receiver made on Instagram. The Eagles released a statement Tuesday that said the team is "continuing to evaluate the circumstances."
Diehards Line: On his Instagram feed Monday, Jackson posted an image of a quote falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler. The quote apparently does not actually come from Hitler, but Jackson appeared to believe it was genuine. Jackson also shared other controversial posts on Instagram, posts he has since deleted. After receiving criticism for the posts on social media, the 33-year-old Jackson said his posts were misinterpreted. "Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way," he posted, highlighting part of the false Hitler quote. "I have no hatred in my heart toward no one!! Equality. Equality." On Tuesday, Jackson recorded an apology on Instagram saying his post "was not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community. ... I'm very apologetic, and I just want you guys to understand that it was never intended to put any race down or any religion down." The NFL released the following statement in response to Jackson's posts: "DeSean's comments were highly inappropriate, offensive and divisive and stand in stark contrast to the NFL's values of respect, equality and inclusion. We have been in contact with the team which is addressing the matter with DeSean." Jackson signed a three-year, $27 million contract to return to Philly in 2019. He participated in just three games last season due to injury but is expected to be healthy in 2020.