The Indianapolis Colts are on their bye week, and that means that several players will be traveling, spending time with family, or recovering from the wear and tear of playing games for over half of a season already. Inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, however, will be spending part of his bye week in court.
According to ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini, Jackson is expected in court on Tuesday in Washington D.C. on an assault charge. RTV6 in Indianapolis confirmed with court records that Jackson is to appear today.
Colts D'qwell Jackson expected to be in DC court tomorrow for a trial per sources. He allegedly broke a pizza delivery driver's cheek bone.— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) November 10, 2015
The misdemeanor assault charge stems from a February incident in which Jackson allegedly punched a pizza delivery worker. The victim later said that Jackson's condominium in Washington D.C. gives him a reserved parking spot, but the pizza delivery worker said that he temporarily parked there while delivering the pizza. The victim said that Jackson didn't like that and that the linebacker then began to choke, punch, and kick him before offering him money to stay silent.
Jackson is the NFL's leading tackler this year, racking up 93 tackles while starting all nine games so far for the Colts. Those tackle numbers aren't totally representative of his play (as tackles can be a misleading stat), but it's still worth noting. He hasn't been great, but he has been solid and can still help the team, though not as the player he once was while playing with the Cleveland Browns.