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Report: D’Qwell Jackson arrested for assault

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The many chants at Wednesday’s parade in Boston could include a one-word mantra: Karma.

The player who reportedly sparked the #DeflateGate investigation by intercepting a Tom Brady pass 16 days ago has landed in an off-field controversy. Via ABC7 in Washington, Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson has been arrested for punching a pizza delivery person twice in the head during an argument over a parking spot.

Apart from facing legal scrutiny, Jackson will be subject to punishment under the new personal conduct policy, which contemplates paid leave for certain types of violent crime. Jackson could be barred from Colts practice and games until any ensuing prosecution is resolved.

While Jackson widely gets credit/blame for firing the first shot in #DeflateGate, he has told Jeff Darlington of NFL Media that Jackson noticed nothing amiss with the football at the time he caught it. (Darlington discussed the situation during a Tuesday visit to PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio; click the logo above to hear each hour of the show. Darlington appeared in the second hour.)

Some believe the Jackson interception provided the Colts with the opening to make a pre-planned, in-game complaint about football deflation, sparking the halftime test that showed New England’s footballs to be under the 12.5 PSI minimum -- and that showed the Colts’ footballs to be within the accepted range.