San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was arrested on a traffic stop just hours before the team’s playoff loss to the Jets, and on Tuesday he was charged with two misdemeanors in connection with that incident.
The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that Jackson faces up to six months in jail and/or a fine of $1,000 on two counts involving driving with a suspended license. Jackson was also charged with driving with an expired registration.
Jackson was pulled over at 10:01 a.m. on January 17 for playing his radio too loud, and the officer discovered that Jackson had a suspended license. Jackson was not cited for a noise violation.
On Monday, Jackson said in a radio interview that it was “just a ticket, just a driving violation.”
Jackson’s license was suspended after he was arrested in January 2009 on suspicion of drunken driving. Those charges are still pending. At the time of that arrest, he was on probation for a 2006 drunken-driving conviction.