The Eagles announced how they will be handling DeSean Jackson in the wake of his anti-Semitic social media posts. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles punish DeSean Jackson, keep him following anti-Semitic post

Three days after Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson shared anti-Semitic quotes via social media, Philadelphia announced he'll remain with the club following disciplinary action. 

The team's official statement reads: 

"This has been a difficult and emotional week for our community and organization.

"The Philadelphia Eagles do not tolerate hate towards any individual or group. We believe in respect and equality for all races, ethnicities, and faiths. We as an organization want to help be an instrument for positive change. This can only occur through strong, deliberate actions and a commitment to learn and grow.

"We have had a number of constructive conversations over the last few days, not only with DeSean Jackson, but also with many other players, members of the organization, and leaders in the community. That has led us to the point where we and he are ready to take the next steps.

"Today we have penalized DeSean for conduct detrimental to the team. He accepted these consequences and apologized. 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. He understands that in order to remain on the team, he must also commit to supporting his words with actions. We have been encouraged by his desire to educate himself, but we all understand that there is still a lot of work to be done. We will continue to assist DeSean in this process, and we also know that all of us in our organization need to listen and learn more about things that are unfamiliar or uncomfortable to us.

We must continue to fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination, while not losing sight of the important battle against systemic racism."

Exact terms of the punishment weren't announced. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jackson met with a group battling anti-Semitism on Thursday before speaking with a Holocaust survivor on Friday: 

Jackson offered multiple apologies after his Instagram post: 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink



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