The Philadelphia Eagles have reached a decision in reference to DeSean Jackson.
It started with an Instagram post, one that wasn’t thought out very well. As the first full week of July began, most Philadelphia Eagles fans thought we’d probably be discussing safety protocols and the return of a game that we all have missed for far too long. Instead, we were forced to revisit a topic of discussion that many of us have had to speak on for much too long, hatred.
DeSean Jackson‘s IG post set much of the world on its ear. Why? Not only was it shrouded in ignorance (he believed himself to be quoting one of the most hateful people the world has ever seen), it’s timing couldn’t have been any worse.
Sure, there’s never a time to display something so ignorant, but Jackson’s error in judgment came at a time where so many were calling for peace and understanding. In one post, Jackson had reopened the doors for anyone hoping to use less-than-positive energy as a weapon.
Since then, “D-Jax” has apologized. He’s done a lot to show that he meant every word, and in a surprise move, another NFL star even extended him his hand in friendship. There’s hope for a better tomorrow, but as is the case with any wound, it may take some time for healing and a scar may be left behind once that healing happens. Let’s hope recovery comes sooner rather than later.
The Philadelphia Eagles issue a second statement in reference to their star receiver.
It’s been a long week. Five days felt like thirty, but its close felt like a high note. Right around dinner time on the East Coast, the Eagles organization offered its second statement on DeSean Jackson in several days, Here it is in its entirety.
It’s a lot to take in. It won’t make everyone happy, but at least we know that this proud organization’s intention is to change a negative into a positive. One thing everyone should know is that the Eagles are a team filled with some good guys. They love their brother. Many of them have admonished him or supported him without abandoning him.
As strange as it sounds, if there is an organization that’s equipped to handle this, it’s the Eagles. Their owner is one of the game’s most brilliant minds and of Jewish descent. Their locker room is full of both players and coaches who are role models, and though there are hiccups, there’s a comradery that exists that bonds these guys.
Jackson has some smart and really good people to help him through this if he’s willing to listen, and it seems that he is. It will take time, yes, but the bright side is the signs indicate that, eventually, the Eagles and the rest of us can move forward from this. As they stated, they and DeSean are ready to take the next steps.