Dontavious Jackson — a former star linebacker at Florida State — says he was called a “f***ing n****r” during an altercation on a flight Wednesday … and then he claims he was nearly arrested over it all.
Jackson spelled out the disturbing story on his Twitter page late Wednesday night … saying he was on a United flight when a “racist family” began harassing him.
Jackson claims he was called racial slurs … but says “flight attendants just let it happen!”
“Unacceptable!!” Jackson wrote of the incident.
But, Dontavious — who played in 43 games for the Seminoles from 2016 through 2019 — says when cops arrived to investigate the altercation in Miami, they nearly arrested HIM over it all.
Jackson claims the family “tried to play the victim card, telling the officers I punched/attacked them which was a lie.”
Jackson says witness’ statements — and video a person had filmed from the scene on the plane — was the only reason officers let him go.
“The officer told me if it wasn’t for the witnesses I would’ve been taken to jail,” Jackson said. “@united this isn’t right & I’m not staying quiet!”
Jackson later added, “Just grateful to still be a free man smdh.”
We’ve reached out to Jackson and United Airlines for comment, but so far, no word back yet.
Jackson was a solid player for Florida State during his 4-year career … logging his best season as a junior in 2018, when he tallied 75 total tackles.
The linebacker — who was one of the best class of 2016 high school recruits in the country — had hoped to continue his career in the NFL … but went undrafted and unsigned in 2020.