A linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts was cited Tuesday night for allegedly punching a pizza delivery driver in the face.
According to an arrest report, D'Qwell Jackson got into a verbal altercation over a parking spot in the 1900 block of 12th Street NW, in the U Street area, at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
At some point, Jackson allegedly punched the delivery driver in the face and in the back of his head.
The victim, 41-year-old Jose Bonilla Fuentes, told News4’s Pat Collins he was blocking Jackson’s parking space in an alley and offered to move. He said Jackson threatened to kill him, so he threatened to call police and Jackson took his phone and started kicking him.
“He hit me everywhere,” Bonilla Fuentes said. “He choked me for more than one minute.”
Jackson, 31, was charged with one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor. He was then released.
Jackson is due in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Feb. 26.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
As a college student, Jackson played for the University of Maryland.
A spokesman for the Colts said the team will make an "appropriate statement" once they learn more "of the surrounding facts."
Bonilla Fuentes is a single father of three who works construction during the day and delivers for Italian Pizza Kitchen on U Street at night.