D’Qwell Jackson found guilty of simple assault

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Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was arrested in February 2015 for allegedly assaulting a pizza delivery driver during an argument over a parking spot and faced a non-jury trial on a simple assault charge this month to resolve the issue.

It has been resolved and Jackson has been found guilty of simple assault. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that Jackson turned down a plea deal and will be sentenced on the misdemeanor offense on April 6.

Jackson could receive up to 180 days in jail for the offense. Jackson will also be eligible for discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy and could face a suspension as a result.

Jackson is also facing a civil suit in Washington, D.C. related to the incident.

44 responses to “D’Qwell Jackson found guilty of simple assault

  1. Really? A pizza guy over a parking space?

    It’s the principle of it right? You were disrespected, after all.

    A 2-4 game suspension, loss of game checks, other potential loss of income. Seems worth it to me………..

  2. Well he’s a Colt so it figures the only banners he knows would be of the participation variety and the only people he dares to hit deliver pizzas for a living.

  3. If I had to guess as to what Goodell will rule as Jackson’s punishment I’d say… something miserably inconsistent that neither anyone for or against it could possibly explain.

    Also, as a matter of formality it will be lessened on appeal when Roger Goodell the arbitrator decides that Roger Goodell the judicator got a little carried away with himself.

  4. inbillwetrust2015 says:
    Mar 14, 2016 4:29 PM
    the league will sweep this under the rug since he’s the one that got the deflated ball thing going. he’s a fan favorite in the league office.


    More accurately stated,

    he’s the guys about whom the Colts (along with the NFL minions) lied by telling us he told the coach the ball was soft.

    I love my Pats and the game in general but it’s getting hard to watch and not feel like it’s “pro” wrestling. The league office is beyond filthy at this point. Zero credibility.

  5. I’m on your side, bro. You’re just being misunderstood. It be All rite…
    Signed,
    Raymond Rice
    Gregory Hardy
    John Manzeil

  6. He should have went with a jury trial, but it probably wouldn’t have mattered after the season the Colts had.

  7. Actually Jackson told the media at the Pro Bowl, that he never told anyone, the ball was deflated. That Lie came from Griggson to Kensil via the sportswriter in Indy. D’Qwell all right in my book. Good player honest person, can’t say that for Griggson or Goodell

  8. clayjtitan66 says:
    Mar 14, 2016 4:42 PM
    what would have happened if the pizza boy was a pizza girl?

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    If it was a Pizza girl he needs to get Dante Fowler on the speed dial – he knows how to deal wit dat without getting yo hands dirty

  9. I heard Grigson was the one who was arguing over the spot, but he got D’Qwell to say he did it. They’ve done this before.

  10. I just heard that the Colts renegotiated D’Qwells salary to the league minimum and the remaining salary was changed to a bonus to reduce the monetary amount when D’Qwellis suspended.

    Thanks Belicheat for the idea. What’s good for Tammy Brady is good for all.

  11. says:
    Mar 14, 2016 7:03 PM

    I just heard that the Colts renegotiated D’Qwells salary to the league minimum and the remaining salary was changed to a bonus to reduce the monetary amount when D’Qwellis suspended.

    Thanks Belicheat for the idea. What’s good for Tammy Brady is good for all.
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    New England Patriots: Occupying the empty space in haters heads for 15 years and counting!

  12. toybkshr says:
    Mar 14, 2016 10:01 PM
    He turned down a plea deal on a misdemeanor?
    LOL!!
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    A plea counts the same as a guilty verdict on your record. It would also leave him every bit as open to league discipline. He either thought he could beat the charge, or that if he lost, the punishment wouldn’t be severe enough to make him regret taking the chance. There’s also the possibility that he hoped he’d be able to reach a quick settlement in the civil suit that would include a confidentiality clause. If the victim in a simple assault case won’t talk, most prosecutors won’t waste their time on it. If that’s the case, then either the guy wanted more than Jackson was offering, or he figured he’d do better if he waited for a guilty verdict in criminal court. Then again, he could also have simply been upset about being beaten up, and figured he’d have his cake and eat it too by letting Jackson be punished by both the criminal and civil courts. Who knows? Either way, if Jackson doesn’t get jail time that would interfere with work (and in a lot of similar cases jail time is arranged around work when possible), how much did it really cost him?

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