Colts Player D'Qwell Jackson Found Guilty of Punching Delivery Driver in DC

Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was found guilty of simple assault Monday for punching a D.C. pizza delivery driver in the face.

Judge Wendell Gardner, Jr. found Jackson guilty in D.C. court Monday afternoon.

Jackson, who played for the University of Maryland as a college student, will be sentenced April 6. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

He was charged following an incident Feb. 3, 2015 that began when Jackson got into an argument with a man over a parking spot in the 1900 block of 12th Street NW, in the U Street area, according to an arrest report.

At some point, Jackson apparently punched the victim in the face and in the back of the head.

The victim, Jose Bonilla Fuentes, told News4's Pat Collins he was blocking Jackson's parking space in an alley, but offered to move. He said Jackson threatened to kill him, so he threatened to call police, but Jackson took his phone and started kicking him.

"He hit me everywhere," said Bonilla Fuentes, then 41. "He choked me for more than one minute."

Bonilla Fuentes, a single father of three, said he worked construction during the day and delivered for Italian Pizza Kitchen on U Street at night.

Jackson was charged with one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor. He was then released.

Some have credited an interception caught by Jackson during the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots with sparking the "DeflateGate" investigation, NBC Sports reported

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