Eagles Decision On Cutting DeSean Jackson Could Hinge on Semantics, Not Anti-Semitism

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DeSean Jackson shared a fake Hitler quote and some lavish praise of known anti-semite Louis Farrakhan on Instagram this week. He’s since apologized, and the Eagles issued a statement calling the posts “absolutely appalling” and vowed they will take appropriate action.

Could said appropriate action include cutting the wide receiver? Maybe, says Adam Schefter, but it could depend on semantics:

To say the Eagles would be acting purely on principle if they released Jackson would probably not paint the full picture. He is 33 years old; last season he played in just three games and caught nine passes. The team picked Jalen Reagor, a wide receiver out of TCU, in the first round of the draft at 21st overall.

The Eagles probably wouldn’t have been too enthusiastic about keeping Jackson around in the first place, but the contract guarantees could’ve tipped the scale. Now we’ll see in the coming weeks if they are able to void those guarantees, and/or if they decide Jackson isn’t worth the headache relative to his forecasted production regardless.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. I abhor cancel culture as much as any other sane person, but we all know the double standard here. If DeSean is white or able to pass as white and he’s currently employed by a team like the Cowboys or the Panthers, the media onslaught calling for his termination would be insane. But because he’s black and plays for one of the wokest teams in sports, the few Philly media outlets that are even covering this are talking about how the Eagles should make this ‘a teachable moment.’

  2. Geez…this is the second time I’ve had a post deleted in two days. Hmmm. Yesterday I said Roger the Dodger Godell had bailed on “The Shield” when the mob came for him. Deleted 5 minutes after posting. Tonight I post that we have to play by the same rules an the cancel culture uses on us. deleted a while ago. Clay…do you know about this? Did I offend?

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