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Edelman responds to Jackson's posts

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BOSTON (AP) New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman said he hopes recent anti-Semitic social media posts by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson can be a teaching moment, not just for him but others as well.

In a video posted to Instagram on Thursday, Edelman joined the Eagles, NFL and others who have condemned Jackson's posts over the weekend in which he shared a screenshot of a quote widely attributed to Adolf Hitler, saying in part: "Jews will blackmail America."

Jackson apologized for the posts in a video on Tuesday, saying in part that they weren't intended to demean the Jewish community and that he "never should have posted anything Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person, and I know that."

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