If only this had weed involved, this may have been the most NFL offseason thing to happen ever.
Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was arrested Tuesday night for punching a pizza delivery man, later being charged with simple assault according to Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia. The incident occurred back in 2015, to which the penalty has been just handed down.
The charge is a misdemeanor that warrants up to a maximum 180 day jail sentence, to which Jackson got off relatively easy with a $1000 fine.
NFL Media obtained the police report from the incident Wednesday, which revealed that Jackson was detained after a dispute with a driver over a parking space in a parking lot. The driver told authorities that Jackson punched him multiple times in the left side of the face and in the back of the head during the argument.
The Colts signed Jackson to a four-year, $22 million contract last March after he was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, which after that, even getting arrested seems like a break.
He’s started every game regardless of team since 2009, and was elected to the NFL Pro Bowl roster in 2015.
The Colts released a statement Tuesday afternoon on the matter, saying, “The Indianapolis Colts have been made aware that D’Qwell Jackson was charged yesterday in Washington, D.C. with a count of simple assault. When the Club learns more of the surrounding facts, it will make an appropriate statement.”