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D’Qwell Jackson fined $1,000 in pizza delivery driver assault

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Earlier this month, Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge related to an altercation with a pizza delivery driver in Washington, D.C. in February 2015.

Jackson faced up to six months in jail as a result of the conviction, but he avoided any time behind bars when the sentence was handed down on Friday. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that Jackson was fined $1,000.

Jackson’s lawyer David Schertler confirmed the penalty and said that the judge in the case did not feel Jackson’s conduct warranted a stricter sentence. Jackson said after the verdict that he was “surprised and disappointed” and planned to appeal the charge.

Jackson was accused of punching the delivery driver twice during a dispute over a parking place. He could face further discipline from the league under the NFL’s personal conduct policy and is facing a civil suit from the driver.

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43 Responses to “D’Qwell Jackson fined $1,000 in pizza delivery driver assault”
  1. ariani1985 says: Mar 25, 2016 12:48 PM

    Probably delivering them to Eddie lacys home.

  2. tylawspick6 says: Mar 25, 2016 12:49 PM

    Umm, what? Assault is now a 1,000 fine, or is this because Irsay plays golf weekly with Goodell?

    My goodness..the corruption. The corruption.

    Well Sheldon Richardson, who endangered a child and was speeding at 150 MPH in a residential area, also escape any real punishment?

  3. cowboysallday says: Mar 25, 2016 12:55 PM

    Crazy how easily nfl players can break the law with no consequences

  4. goblue16320 says: Mar 25, 2016 12:56 PM

    Hey tylawspic, this has nothing to do with Roger. It is the state that handed down the punishment.

  5. tndiver says: Mar 25, 2016 12:58 PM

    Wow, why would you appeal a $1,000 fine with no jail time??? Take it and forget about it. Why waste more money on an appeal. He got off light.

  6. wozzmann1955 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:02 PM

    He said”hold the anchovies” and that’s not what he got

  7. cross300 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:03 PM

    I hope the Pizza guy sues him quick before his career is over. Any minute now.

  8. jjb0811 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:12 PM

    $1000 fine or 6 months behind bars? Having money solves problems.

  9. radrntn says: Mar 25, 2016 1:13 PM

    $1,000 for a punch twice in the face, and that is all he had to pay …wow….c-ya in civil court.

  10. mack2x says: Mar 25, 2016 1:19 PM

    Umm, what? Assault is now a 1,000 fine, or is this because Irsay plays golf weekly with Goodell?

    My goodness..the corruption. The corruption.

    — Unless Goodell works as a DC Judge in his spare time, your comments are off base.

  11. mazenblue says: Mar 25, 2016 1:26 PM

    Most athletes feel above everyone else and the law supports that. #loser

  12. f1restarter says: Mar 25, 2016 1:30 PM

    “Jackson was accused of punching the delivery driver twice during a dispute over a parking place.”

    ——————————

    Well, he never should have tried to park in the handicapped space.

  13. jag1959 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:30 PM

    tndiver says:
    Mar 25, 2016 12:58 PM
    Wow, why would you appeal a $1,000 fine with no jail time??? Take it and forget about it. Why waste more money on an appeal. He got off light.
    __________________

    He’s appealing the verdict. A not guilty finding pretty much solves the civil suit and would help keep Goodell at bay.

  14. whodey420 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:33 PM

    What a crock! The guy got off with chump change to an
    NFL player and he’s “surprised and disappointed”?!

    Wish I could be the judge in the appeals court. I’d give
    him the maximum sentence just for being a douche.

    Hopefully the delivery driver withdrawals a large amount
    of cash out of his bank account in civil court!

  15. bpacha76 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:35 PM

    Damn went all incredible hulk on the pizza guy… Must’ve been really late and cold!!;! Seriously maybe they should test him for roids…. Roid rage…HULK SMASH!!!!!!!

  16. thejuddstir says: Mar 25, 2016 1:38 PM

    Wouldn’t it be refreshing to see an athlete/celebrity accept responsibility………..just once?

  17. brianav036 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:38 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 25, 2016 12:49 PM
    Umm, what? Assault is now a 1,000 fine, or is this because Irsay plays golf weekly with Goodell?

    My goodness..the corruption. The corruption.

    Well Sheldon Richardson, who endangered a child and was speeding at 150 MPH in a residential area, also escape any real punishment?
    _——————————————————-
    This is in a court of law not the NFL. The NFL hammer will be coming based on this guilty verdict which is why he will appeal.

  18. 6ball says: Mar 25, 2016 1:39 PM

    .
    A 1000 dollar fine to a guy making 5,750,000 is the equivalent of fining a guy making 50,000 a total of $8.70.

    Our justice system is fair, if you’re rich.
    .

  19. bassplucker says: Mar 25, 2016 1:46 PM

    How is it that all these NFL dudes have problems where pizza is concerned? Osweiler, Burleson, this guy…

    You’re making plenty of money, guys… spring for the damn delivery charge and a nice tip and be done with it.

  20. thirdand43 says: Mar 25, 2016 1:50 PM

    The idiot gets off with a little slap on the wrist and he’s disappointed and wants to appeal?!? Wtf? Maybe he’ll get that 6 month jail sentence in his next trial. That would probably cost him the 2016 season or at least an expensive chunk of it. Dummy.

  21. pftbro says: Mar 25, 2016 1:54 PM

    Another case for DiGiornos…

  22. iowamiah says: Mar 25, 2016 2:01 PM

    thejuddstir says:
    Mar 25, 2016 1:38 PM
    Wouldn’t it be refreshing to see an athlete/celebrity accept responsibility………..just once?

    ——————————————–

    It would, but why in the world would you? Just like anyone else…if you could get out of it you would. Don’t blame them, blame the coward judges.

  23. metalman5150 says: Mar 25, 2016 2:04 PM

    NFL employee physically assaults another dude; its ok.

    NFL employee smokes marijuana; its a year long suspension. Got it.

  24. hawksfansince77 says: Mar 25, 2016 2:08 PM

    Well, if it was Papa John’s, I don’t blame him….stuff is garbage.

  25. streetyson says: Mar 25, 2016 2:12 PM

    I still thank him for being honest and publicly saying that he did NOT think the Pats ball he intercepted was deflated and he did NOT say any such thing to his sidelines. This evidence that his team lied has been one of the most overlooked aspects of the key events that started deflategate.

  26. Mo Pro Babble says: Mar 25, 2016 2:12 PM

    Hey D’Qwell, if they give you a polygraph, I want to know more about the shenanigans on the Colts sideline in the 2014 AFCCG.

    Guess you were the fall guy Eyebrows Carter was talking about.

  27. jerruhjones says: Mar 25, 2016 2:15 PM

    Crazy how easily nfl players can break the law with no consequences
    ====================================

    As long as weed is not involved, then it’s more punishment than real law enforcement would be.

  28. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Mar 25, 2016 2:16 PM

    6ball says:
    Mar 25, 2016 1:39 PM

    .
    A 1000 dollar fine to a guy making 5,750,000 is the equivalent of fining a guy making 50,000 a total of $8.70.

    Our justice system is fair, if you’re rich.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Perhaps the judge would have fined a 50k a year pauper $8.70. Maybe D’qwell got the inflated rate for multimillionaires.

  29. dmface says: Mar 25, 2016 2:26 PM

    whodey420 says:
    Mar 25, 2016 1:33 PM
    What a crock! The guy got off with chump change to an
    NFL player and he’s “surprised and disappointed”?!

    Wish I could be the judge in the appeals court. I’d give
    him the maximum sentence just for being a douche.

    Hopefully the delivery driver withdrawals a large amount
    of cash out of his bank account in civil court!

    ××××××××××××××××××××××××

    What a clownish statement…if I was a judge I would give him a slap on the wrist as long as he slips me some “change”. That’s how it has always been and that’s how it will always be. And 99% of would accept the change if we were judges. Stop it with the nonsense guys.

  30. tylawspick6 says: Mar 25, 2016 2:46 PM

    Goodell encourages Irsay and other scummy owners to pay off the local AG and PDs so he doesn’t have to come down hard on the inferior AFC franchises that try to take down the Pats.

    Watch, the Jets will pay off local authorities in Missouri, it will be a slap in the wrist and Sheldon Richardson won’t be suspended because he plays for the Jets.

    Yep.

  31. charger383 says: Mar 25, 2016 2:59 PM

    he should have paid pizza guy off before court, it would have been cheaper

  32. chicagobtech says: Mar 25, 2016 3:09 PM

    jag1959 says:
    Mar 25, 2016 1:30 PM

    He’s appealing the verdict. A not guilty finding pretty much solves the civil suit and would help keep Goodell at bay.
    __________________

    It’ll help, sure, but a not guilty in a criminal case does not always solve the civil case. Look at OJ, found not guilty in the criminal case but still responsible for the deaths of two people in the civil case.

  33. bigbroncomama says: Mar 25, 2016 3:47 PM

    This was all a covert set up by Goodell, right Fan Boy Army?

  34. patsbrat says: Mar 25, 2016 3:49 PM

    And the pizza guy does not get a dime. This is justice?

  35. valentino8100 says: Mar 25, 2016 3:53 PM

    That’s a great way to get yourself shot. You’d think he’d walk away learning something but nah -instead he’s going to complain about a $1000 fine. Can’t fix stupid.

  36. ducksk says: Mar 25, 2016 4:17 PM

    Pizza pizza. Punch punch.

  37. napavalleyshaun says: Mar 25, 2016 4:36 PM

    This sets a terrible example for the kids.
    Sincerely,
    Albert ‘Joey’ Belle

  38. se7in2015 says: Mar 25, 2016 4:45 PM

    jag1959 says:
    Mar 25, 2016 1:30 PM
    tndiver says:
    Mar 25, 2016 12:58 PM
    Wow, why would you appeal a $1,000 fine with no jail time??? Take it and forget about it. Why waste more money on an appeal. He got off light.
    __________________

    He’s appealing the verdict. A not guilty finding pretty much solves the civil suit and would help keep Goodell at bay.

    Really? Tell that to OJ.

  39. mediasloppy says: Mar 25, 2016 5:05 PM

    The fact that he has no criminal history and a good lawyer made the difference. And it cuts both ways. If he wasn’t a NFL player the person who claims getting hit twice wouldn’t be suing him for 1.5 million.

  40. cross300 says: Mar 25, 2016 6:17 PM

    Pizza dude will sue and get enough to get a large pizza with peporoni. Ridiculous.

  41. trollaikman8 says: Mar 25, 2016 9:51 PM

    This pretty much disqualifies him from any future Poppa Johns ad work.

  42. James Montgomery says: Mar 26, 2016 12:59 AM

    Don’t punch guys who are bringing pizza because — they’re bringing pizza!

  43. elvos123 says: Mar 26, 2016 6:19 AM

    Like everyone read the court transcript. Maybe he got shoved first by pizza dude maybe pizza dude hit his car and hurt his kid Just saying there can be other circumstances leading up to this bad decision that a reasonable judge might know about more than an article on a sports page. Wow everyone is so quick to throw out judgement based on a title page Grab the pitchforks yikes

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