Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson has been arrested and issued a citation for simple assault after allegedly punching a pizza delivery man in the face.
Jennifer Donelan of ABC 7 News and The Associated Press have the report:
Sources confirm Jackson was arrested for allegedly punching a pizza deliveryman 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.
Rich Nye of WTHR, Channel 13 in Indianapolis provided additional details on the confrontation:
Colts media reporter Steve Andress provided the Colts' statement on the arrest:
Jackson is having a controversial offseason. It was reported that the referees checked the inflation of the footballs that the New England Patriots were using after Jackson intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the AFC Championship Game though Jackson denied noticing anything different about the ball himself.
The 31-year-old had an excellent season for the Colts, finishing the year with 140 tackles, four sacks, four fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
It remains to be seen what discipline the NFL or Colts will hand down after this incident. But it's another disappointing development for a league that is still dealing with the Deflategate fallout as well as its announcement on Tuesday of Josh Gordon's suspension. It's already been a tough start to the offseason for the NFL after such a tumultuous year.