D'Qwell Jackson Reportedly Sued by Pizza Delivery Driver He Allegedly Punched

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 30, 2016

Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (52) walks off the field after an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Atlanta. The Indianapolis Colts won 24-21. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is reportedly being sued for $1.5 million by the pizza delivery driver he allegedly punched in February 2015, according to ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini

Jackson was arrested and charged with simple assault nearly a year ago after allegedly punching the man, Jose Bonilla-Fuentes, on the left side of his face and back of his head in Washington, D.C., according to the Washington Post's Mark Lieberman.

Citing sources, Russini reported Bonilla-Fuentes is suing Jackson after the 32-year-old linebacker allegedly broke a bone in his face.

"I apologize for adding another distraction for this team," Jackson said in April, according to the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder. "I'm very fortunate to do what I do. I love what I do and I'm passionate. When the time allows, the facts will come out, but at this point, I want to apologize to the community and my fans and all my supporters out there."

Jackson—who has yet to face discipline under the NFL's personal-conduct policy—tallied 89 solo tackles and three sacks while appearing in all 16 games for the Colts last season.