Chargers WR Vincent Jackson has been required to serve four days in a work-release program and received five years' probation after pleading guilty to a 2009 DUI charge, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was also handed a fine and 15 days of community service.
Previous reports indicated that Jackson had been sentenced to four days in jail, but that is not the case. Instead, he likely will perform roadside garbage pickup as part of his four-day work-release program.
Jackson, 27, was on probation for another DUI conviction when he was arrested in January of '09 for this charge. He also was arrested the day of the Chargers' playoff game against the Jets this past January for a traffic violation and was cited for driving with a suspended license and expired tags. His attorney said Jackson will plead not guilty to those charges next week.
Jackson, who is coming off a Pro Bowl season with 68 catches for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns, could be subject to at least a one-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. If no new CBA is in place before March 5, he is set to become a restricted free agent.
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