Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson arrested, accused of punching pizza delivery driver

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 4, 2015) – Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was arrested Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., after an incident in which he reportedly punched a pizza delivery driver in the face, according to WJLA.

The dispute centered around a parking space. It happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Washington D.C. police.

According to WJLA, the pizza delivery driver said he told Jackson he was going to use the space momentarily, but Jackson got upset and told the driver to get the “expletive” away before striking him in the face and on the back of the head.

Police said Jackson was issued a citation for simple assault.

The Colts issued the following statement about Jackson’s arrest:

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.

The Colts signed Jackson as a free agent from the Cleveland Browns in March 2014. He made the Pro Bowl after leading the team in tackles during the 2014-2015 season. His interception in the AFC Championship Game set off the DeflateGate controversy.

He’s the latest Colts player to run into trouble with the law. Linebacker Josh McNary was arrested in January in connection with a rape case while linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky in a drunk driving case.

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