Indianapolis Colts rookie linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested early Friday morning in Kentucky. He was taken in for careless driving and DUI.
Jackson was drafted by the Colts in the sixth-round of the 2014 Draft. He was primarily a special teams contributor and appeared in 13 games. He finished the season with 10 tackles and a sack.
The story was first reported by Fox 59.
It hasn’t been a very good couple of weeks for the Colts. Aside from the beat down from the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, the team has suffered a number of embarrassments.
Less seriously, tackle Xavier Nixon would miss the team’s flight to Boston. This showed a complete lack of caring about the team to not be there when the team leaves for the biggest game of the season.
It’s baffling when you consider that Nixon was not only a rookie but also a fringe player. If Nixon is on the bubble during training camp in August, this could be something that pushes him off the final roster.
Richardson was apparently out due to a personal matter but it was confirmed on Friday by Ryan Grigson that Richardson had been suspended for two games. He barely played in the postseason and it seems clear that Richardson won’t be with the team next season. If he is, he’ll be out for the season opener.
While these issues stem from mostly minor players, it is a disturbing trend that shows a lack of caring about the team and their goals. It wouldn’t be surprising if a number of these players weren’t on the team next season.