As previously noted, Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson was arrested for a “non-violent family issue.”
On Monday, Jackson appeared in court in Fall River, Massachusetts and was booked at the Bristol County Jail and House of Correction, per Grant Gordon of NFL.com. Further details about the incident leading to his arrest haven’t been made available.
As noted by the Twitter account, @Chargers_BoltUp, Jackson’s arrest also marks the first time a Chargers player has been arrested in five years.
In 2022 free agency, the Chargers signed the All-Pro corner to a lucrative five-year contract worth $82.5 million. But like so many other former New England Patriots stars, Jackson struggled to find success with his new team after leaving Foxborough.
Pro Football Focus graded Jackson at just 28.7 on the year. According to Pro Football Reference, Jackson allowed a completion percentage of 66.7 when targeted and a woeful passer rating of 149.3 when opponents threw in his direction.
Jackson’s struggles prompted head coach Brandon Staley to bench the ball-hawking corner in the second half of the team’s Week 6 win over the rival Denver Broncos. The 27-year-old played five games for the Bolts in 2022 before unfortunately suffering a season-ending knee injury that required surgery.
The Maryland product joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2018, and he won a Super Bowl 53 championship ring with the organization in his rookie year. Jackson earned Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro nods in 2021, helping New England return to the postseason following a one-year absence.
The Chargers had hoped that Jackson, Asante Samuel Jr. and a healthy Derwin James would help this secondary return to elite status. But the Chargers’ defense has been hit hard by injuries, and so they’ve once again relied aplenty on the Justin Herbert-led offense to save the day.
At 8-6, the Chargers control their own destiny for a playoff berth. The Bolts will try to clinch a second straight winning season when they visit the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.