Kareem Jackson, a defensive back for the Broncos, was shown the red card for the second time this season on Sunday following a rough hit against the Packers. Even if what he did was horrible, the consequences of what he did made things worse.
With 13 minutes and 49 seconds remaining in the 19-17 win, Jackson was removed for a sideline hit on Packers tight end Luke Musgrave.
After Jordan Love’s pass to Musgrave was intercepted by linebacker Alex Singleton, Jackson moved in and brought Musgrave down to the ground. The flags flew. Jackson was expelled, according to referee Alex Kemp, following a brief discussion among the officials.
Broncos S Kareem Jackson has been ejected for this hit
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 22, 2023
Jackson shared on social media how he started getting racist texts from alleged NFL fans.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 23, 2023
This is truly disgusting and shameful.
After the #Eagles game, #Vikings RB Alexander Mattison was called the N-word, was told he should commit suicide and was told a number of other racist terms in his DMs by "fans", he shared on Instagram.
This is what some athletes face every… pic.twitter.com/mKfR8tkTw4
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 15, 2023
It’s always absurd to imagine that racists can say offensive things to Black athletes on a different team while yet supporting Black folks on their own side.
After taking a hit on tight end Logan Thomas in a Week 2 loss to the Washington Commanders, Jackson was also dismissed from the game. The NFL subsequently suspended him for four games due to his numerous violations; he intends to appeal.
Kareem Jackson has been suspended 4 games. pic.twitter.com/YfrLhbtj9g
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 23, 2023
The Broncos will play a game at the Buffalo Bills on November 13 after hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday and taking a week off.