Eagles say they penalized DeSean Jackson for posting anti-Semitic quotes


The Philadelphia Eagles penalized wide receiver DeSean Jackson who posted anti-Semitic quotes he attributed to Hitler on Instagram this week, the team said Friday.

The Eagles did not provide details about the penalty, but said it acted because of “conduct detrimental to the team.” Jackson accepted the consequences and apologized, according to the team statement.

“In our many conversations with him, it has also been made clear that this is only the beginning. We have discussed a concrete plan for how we and he can heal moving forward,” the Eagles said in a statement.

“He understands that in order to remain on the team, he must also commit to supporting his words with actions,” the team said.

NBC Sports reported that the penalty is a fine, and that according to terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, NFL teams can fine a player up to one week’s pay for conduct detrimental to the team. The team did not immediately respond to an email from NBC News Friday night seeking comment about details of the penalty.

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