Grady Jackson Facing Arrest Warrant for Receiving Stolen Property
Fisher and Jackson were teammates in Detroit last season, where Jackson started 13 games and recorded 32 tackles. The Lions released Jackson in March. Jackson then signed with the UFL's Florida Tuskers.
The Journal-Constitution reported that Fisher valued the diamond-encrusted watch at more than $40,000, and that Jackson received $2,000 from a Georgia pawn shop for it. Jackson reportedly told police that he bought the watch from "some guy in Alabama about one to two years ago."
The warrant for Jackson's arrest was issued Tuesday, but he had not been picked up by police as of Friday, according to the Journal-Constitution.
Jackson issued a statement later Friday, saying, "In the 15 years I've been blessed to play professional sports in the NFL and now the UFL, I take pride in my work as a pro football player, to be able to provide for my family and in being a loving father and husband. I have always felt humbled and grateful for the years of love and support from my wife, my children, family, friends and my fans. That's why I want you to know, recent information in the news about me is a misunderstanding I am in the process of clarifying and look forward to resolving."
Over his 13-year NFL career, Jackson played for Detroit, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Green Bay, New Orleans and Oakland. He recorded 35 1/2 total sacks and more than 350 tackles. His best season came in 2000 with the Raiders, when he racked up a career-high eight sacks. He followed that up with a four-sack, 69-tackle season in 2001, then a 5 1/2-sack campaign in 2002 with the Saints.
Last December, Jackson's brother, Javorris, was sentenced to 20-to-50 years for second-degree murder after he was found guilty for the shooting death of his girlfriend.