According to the Associated Press San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of drunken driving.
Jackson failed sobriety tests shortly after 2 a.m. on state Route 52 in San Diego, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ray Scheidnes. He said he didn’t know Jackson’s blood alcohol level.
An officer stopped Jackson after spotting the player braking abruptly, speeding and weaving in a 2008 GMC Sierra, said Highway Patrol Officer Brad Baehr. Jackson was on probation for a previous DUI arrest, he said.
The player was taken to the San Diego County jail and released.
Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said he was aware of Jackson’s “off-the-field issue.”
“Obviously we’re disappointed,” Smith said. “We take these issues very seriously. Moving forward, we will monitor the situation and have no further comment.”
Jackson, in a brief statement released through the team, said he didn’t think charges would be filed against him.
“In the event they are, I look forward to clearing my name and proving my innocence,” he said.
In other NFL drama a gun owned by Indianopolis Colts Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison was used in an April shooting, but investigators still can’t determine who pulled the trigger, the city’s chief prosecutor said Tuesday.
Five of the six bullet casings found at the North Philadelphia shooting scene came from Harrison’s weapon, but investigators have conflicting witness accounts of who fired it, Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham said.
No charges have been filed in the April 28 shooting and the investigation remains open.