On Monday’s Dale & Holley with Thornton, we broke the news that D’Qwell Jackson — the Colts linebacker who intercepted a Tom Brady pass, supposedly went to the sideline with the ball, said something to the effect of, “Gee, this feels kind of squishy,” and started the entire Deflategate tragicomedy — is being sued by the 41-year-old pizza delivery guy he allegedly beat up last year over a parking space.
Now Jackson’s victim, Jose Bonilla-Fuentes, is speaking out. He went on Indianapolis radio’s Kent Stirling Show and told this tale of horror:
“What happened is that a crazy guy tried to choke me,” … 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.
Now, I’d like to be fair to Jackson. He has denied he said anything about the air pressure of that ball he intercepted. And to buy the version of the events where Deflategate started with him is to ignore the sting operation that began with the Ravens contacting the Colts about the Patriots footballs and letting all the conspirators off the hook.
But nevertheless, this latest episode, with Jackson going all Walter Sobchak on poor Mr. Bonilla-Fuentes, proves once again a lesson people should have learned a long time ago: You do not screw with Bill Belichick. If you do, bad things will happen to you.
We’ve seen it time and time again. Twenty years after they hosed Belichick, the city of Cleveland still can’t win a championship. ESPN has lost 7 million subscribers. David Tyree never caught another pass after the Super Bowl That Shall Not Be Named. Plaxico Burress went to prison. The Colts missed the playoffs and doomed their own future by hiring back their GM and coach. Eric Mangini, the snitch behind Spygate, just got fired again and will never get another head coaching gig. Belichick’s karma will run down the people who have wronged him and then back over their corpses. D’Qwell Jackson is just the latest to learn the lesson all too late. And now he’ll be the latest to walk the Earth, a hollow shell of the man he once was.