Courtesy of businessinsider.com
When analyzing the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, it is important to take the situation with a grain of salt.
While I cannot personally vouch about Jackson's integrity, it sounds as though the guy was severely taken advantage of.
The combination of Jackson's illiteracy combined with his small-town personality made him an easy target for both bookies and his teammates to exploit.
While his teammates didn't necessarily ever question the bribe, Jackson allegedly refused the bribe twice before finally caving.
When he finally couldn't refuse anymore, Jackson asked cheapskate owner Charles Comiskey to bench him for the series.
Again, this is all undocumented and cannot actually be validated. Nonetheless, it sounds like Jackson was duped and made a scapegoat.
Because he couldn't afford his own legal counsel, Jackson had to rely on the services of team representative Alfred Austrian. Keep in mind Charles Comiskey was all for punishing the players said to throw his World Series. Sounds like a conflict of interest.
Although Jackson did inevitably cave in, coercion and alcohol consumption probably played a big role in Jackson's confession.