Two weeks ago D’Qwell Jackson was in the headlines for the role he may or may not have played in breaking open Deflate Gate surrounding the New England Patriots. The Colts linebacker intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the first half and many NFL pundits suspected he was the whistle blower on improperly inflated footballs in the AFC Championship.
As it turns out, the linebacker wasn’t entirely to blame as a member of the Colts equipment staff took the ball from Jackson and noticed it wasn’t properly inflated. The same cannot be said today after Jackson was arrested and charged with assault in Washington D.C. on Tuesday evening.
According to reports, Jackson punched a pizza delivery driver in the face and back of the head following a dispute over a parking spot. The driver told Jackson he would only be in the spot for a few minutes, but the Colts linebacker used an expletive and told him to get out of the space before assaulting the man.
“The Indianapolis Colts have been made aware that D’Qwell Jackson was charged yesterday in DC with a count of simple assault. When the Club learns more of the surrounding facts, it will make an appropriate statement,” the team said in a statement, according to WTHR-TV in Indianapolis.
Jackson becomes the fifth member of the Colts to be arrested since March 2014 when owner Jim Irsay was arrested for impaired driving.