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Report: Colts Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson Arrested for Punching Pizza Delivery Worker

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According to a report from ABC7's Jennifer Donelan, Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was arrested for assault after punching a pizza delivery worker.

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from ACB7's Jennifer Donelan in Washington D.C., Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was arrested for assault on Tuesday night after punching a pizza delivery worker.

Per Donelan:

Sources confirm Jackson was arrested and issued a citation for allegedly punching a pizza delivery 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.

This news comes after a rough few weeks for the Colts.  Since the week of the AFC Championship game, linebacker Josh McNary was formally charged with rape, running back Trent Richardson was suspended by the Colts, offensive lineman Xavier Nixon missed the team flight, linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested for DUI, and now it is reported that linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was arrested for assault.

Jackson started all 16 games at linebacker for the Colts in 2014, recording 140 tackles, 4 sacks, a forced fumble, 4 fumble recoveries (scoring a touchdown), and a pass deflection.  He didn't have a great year, but he was named to the Pro Bowl as an alternate.

This is the type of news you don't want to hear in the offseason (or any time), but unfortunately for the Colts, there's been way too much of it recently.

[UPDATE:] An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the Colts would save $5 million by cutting Jackson this offseason.  Specific details of Jackson's contract, according to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, stipulate that a $4.6 million roster bonus in 2015 became fully guaranteed on March 12, 2014 in addition to his base salary of $870,000.  The Colts would take on $750,000 of dead cap space by cutting Jackson, therefore making the savings very minimal for releasing him.