If nothing else, Vincent Jackson's timing is impeccable: The Chargers wide receiver was arrested for DUI early this morning. Norv is thrilled, I'm sure.
It happened in Clairemont just after 2:30 a.m., as Jackson was headed east on state Route 52 near Interstate 805, for all of you Marpquest enthusiasts. Jackson was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra. Jackson, who was booked into county jail and released, faces the misdemeanor DUI allegations as well as charges that he was driving on probation for a prior DUI.
Then, this very odd quote from Chargers general manager A.J. Smith:
Though Jackson was held without a catch in Saturday night's wild-card victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Smith called him a true professional and ultimate team player the next day.
"Vincent gave 100 percent effort every snap all night," Smith said. "Every route was to perfection. He never pouted, never displayed frustration. You win championships with players like Vincent Jackson."
Slightly different from what my high school football coach told me whenever I was held without a catch: "Chandler, be sure to separate the whites from the colors before taking all these bins to the laundry."
Wide Receiver Jackson Arrested For DUI [San Diego Union Tribune]