Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson arrested for assault in D.C. after allegedly punching pizza delivery driver
WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was arrested for assault in D.C. Tuesday night, ABC 7 News has learned.
Sources confirm Jackson was arrested and issued a citation for allegedly punching a pizza delivery driver in the face and in the back of the head over a parking spot.
The 31-year-old pizza delivery employee told police he said to Jackson that he was going to use the space momentarily, but Jackson allegedly got upset and told the driver to get the "[expletive]" out of his parking space before punching the driver in his face and on the back of his head.
Jackson is the linebacker whose interception of a pass by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the AFC playoffs allegedly triggered the Deflate Gate case.
A spokesperson for the Colts told ABC7 that the team was aware of Jackson's arrest, but had nothing further to say at this point.
Jackson played for the University of Maryland before being selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft. He played for the team through the 2013 season. He was signed by the Colts as a free agent in March 2014.