UPDATED, 1/7 4:11 p.m.: Let's see, Santonio Holmes got pulled over and received a blunt punishment from
Coach Mike Tomlin: inactive for the next game, in late October against the New
York Giants. But, nah, embattled Coach Norv Turner said Wednesday in a conference call with Pittsburgh reporters that he won't penalize Dolt. .
. er, Bolts receiver Vincent Jackson for this Sunday's AFC Divisional playoff against the Steelers after getting:
(a.) pulled over by Ponch and Jon and the California Highway Patrol at 2:30
Tuesday morning [repeat after me: nothing good happens after midnight] and (b.)
this suspected DUI occurring while he was still on probation from a prior such charge. BTW:
His 59 catches in the regular season were one short of Antonio Gates' team lead,
but Jackson's 1,098 yards and 18-yards-per average were far and away the Bolts'
best. Funny, though, he went catch-less in the wild-card overtime victory over
Tomlin on Tuesday, before the story of Jackson's action surfaced, spoke thusly about this receiver: "[Quarterback Philip Rivers'] big-play guy is Vincent Jackson. The number of big plays he’s delivered for this football team since the first time we played them is really staggering. He’s a catalyst for a lot of things that goes on with those guys, big plays in big moments in big games . . . Vincent Jackson is a vertical threat who happens to be very big and strong."