Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson has reportedly been found guilty of assaulting a pizza boy over a parking spot in Washington, D.C. last February, per TMZ.
Thc charge against him was misdemeanor simple assault, and he can face up to 180 days in jail on a maximum sentence, per the report. The details paint the picture of an over-the-top reaction to a minor situation:
“Officials say the pizza boy claimed the two had been arguing over a parking spot when Jackson hit him in the face and the back of the head.”
It remains to be seen if Jackson will face any jail time at all. In many of these types of cases with professional athletes they are let off with a fine and probation for their actions.
Jackson racked up 150 total tackles last year with three sacks and an interception.
He’s best known for having caught the infamous Deflategate interception against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, which just so happened to be in close proximity to the incident in question in early 2015.
It’s not yet known if Jackson will face league discipline for this incident, though you can be sure the NFL has been monitoring the case.