Colts ILB D’Qwell Jackson found guilty of simple assault


Stemming from an incident nearly a year ago, Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D’Qwell has been found guilty of simple assault in Washington DC.

The Colts might have to have a temporary starter at inside linebacker for a few games this season. D’Qwell Jackson has been found guilty of simple assault in a non-juried trial.

Jackson came to blows with a pizza delivery man over an argument over a reserved parking spot the latter had parked in. There were different stories regarding what exactly happened during the incident, but for now the Colts will await the sentencing from not only the courts but the NFL as well.

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According to Pro Football Talk, Jackson could face up to 180 days in jail. This is probably unlikely, but would certainly render him out for the season if that were the case.

The NFL will undoubtedly suspend Jackson for violating the league’s personal conduct policy as well. Players have received multi-game punishments when they have had charges against them dropped or been found innocent.

This news looks even worse after the Colts let fellow inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman walk in free agency. The Colts were already going to be looking for a linebackers to fill the void Freeman left, and it is highly probable they’ll need a quality backup to step is as Jackson serves a suspension.

We’ll update once Jackson fate is determined by the courts and the NFL.