The pizza delivery driver who Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson allegedly assaulted on Tuesday said on Wednesday's Kent Sterling Show on CBS Sports radio that Jackson threatened to kill him.
Jackson has not yet addressed the driver's claims. The linebacker was arrested for simple assault after allegedly punching the delivery man, 31-year-old Jose Bonilla-Fuentes, in the face and on the back of his head over a parking space.
Bonilla-Fuentes told police he said to Jackson that he was going to use the space momentarily, but Jackson allegedly got upset and told the driver to get the "expletive" out of his parking space.
From CBS Sports:
"What happened is that a crazy guy tried to choke me," Bonilla-Fuentes said. The pizza delivery driver also added that Jackson said he was "going to kill me."
According to Bonilla-Fuentes, Jackson became remorseful after the cops got involved.
"He come to me and say, 'Please, please, I'll give you whatever money you need, but don't do nothing, don't let the police take me,'" Bonilla-Fuentes said.
According to SI's Michael McCann, Jackson would face 180 days in jail if he is convicted on the simple assault charge.
Jackson, 31, is an eight-year NFL veteran. He had 140 combined tackles, 4.0 sacks and four fumble recoveries last season.
- Molly Geary