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Report: Colts' D'Qwell Jackson sued for allegedly assaulting pizza delivery driver

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According to ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini, Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is being sued for allegedly assaulting a pizza delivery driver last year.

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A year ago, reports emerged surrounding an incident between Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and a pizza delivery driver in Washington D.C.  Jackson allegedly assaulted the man, Jose Bonilla-Fuentes, and it seems that Bonilla-Fuentes is suing Jackson as a result.

According to ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini, Jackson is being sued for $1.5 million for allegedly breaking a bone in Bonilla-Fuentes' face.

According to the Washington Post, Jackson was arrested and charged with simple assault in February of 2015 after punching Bonilla-Fuentes in the face.  The incident reportedly arose when Bonilla-Fuentes, a pizza delivery driver, parked in Jackson's parking space in order to deliver a pizza.  Jackson wasn't happy about that and proceeded to punch the man in the face.  The report also states that Bonilla-Fuentes was treated at the scene and refused to go to the hospital.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Jackson's defense, which previously rejected a plea offer, requested more time when the sides met in July 2015 in an effort to locate a witness heard on the 911 call who could be a key witness for Jackson's defense.  The Star reports that a non-jury trial is scheduled to meet on March 9 to decide the assault charge, while an initial scheduling conference has been scheduled for April 29.

Jackson just finished his second season in Indianapolis after spending the first eight years of his career with the Cleveland Browns.  During his time with the Colts, Jackson has played in all 32 games and has recorded 288 tackles, seven sacks, ten passes defensed, an interception (returned for a touchdown), and two forced fumbles.  In 2015, Jackson finished with 150 tackles, which ranked second in the NFL behind only NaVorro Bowman, while in 2014 Jackson made his first Pro Bowl appearance.