LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard reported to a Lincoln jail Saturday to begin his 60-day term for a 2012 assault on a police officer.
Dennard, 24, reported to the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility
Saturday morning, according to corrections officers with the Lincoln
facility who spoke on condition of anonymity because of jail policy.
The former Nebraska football standout will have to serve at least 35
days, after credit for good behavior and the three days he's already
spent in jail.
In April, a judge sentenced Dennard to two years' probation, 30 days in
jail and community service for assaulting an officer and resisting
arrest outside a Lincoln bar days before he was chosen in the NFL
Draft. Dennard had been projected to be a middle-round NFL draft pick,
but the Patriots took him in the seventh round.
The judge later extended his probation to three years and doubled the
jail time after Dennard was again arrested in Lincoln on suspicion of
drunken driving in July. That charge was later dismissed in exchange
for Dennard's no contest plea for refusing to submit to a chemical
test. He was fined $500 and placed on probation for that offense.
Dennard finished this season, his second in the NFL, with 40 tackles
(34 solo, 6 assists) and one interception. The Patriots fell just short
of the Super Bowl, losing to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship
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