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.