LINCOLN, Neb. – New England Patriots cornerback, and former Nebraska Blackshirt Alfonzo Dennard was arrested early Thursday morning in Lincoln, on the suspicion of driving under the influence.
Lincoln police are saying Dennard, 24 was pulled over in downtown around 2 a.m. Lincoln PD say Dennard failed a field sobriety test.
According to Lincoln Police spokeswoman Kaite Flood, Dennard was taken to the detoxification center, but was never placed in jail.
The Patriots released a statement earlier this morning after learning of Dennard’s arrest.
“The New England Patriots are extremely disappointed to learn of Alfonzo Dennard’s arrest,” the team said. “We take this matter very seriously and are working to get more information on the incident.”
Dennard’s court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 12 for the arrest.
It will be interesting to see how the Patriots handle this. With the recent arrest of tight end Aaron Hernandez for murder, the Patriots can’t afford to have anymore players in legal trouble.
It would be a different story if this were Dennard’s first arrest. It might even be a different story if this was Dennards first arrest that was related to late night bar activity. All Husker fans remember before the 2012 draft that the potential first round draft pick was arrested for assaulting a Lincoln Police officer outside of a Lincoln bar. Dennard fell to the seventh round.
Dennard is still on probation for his previous arrest. If this incident lands Dennard in jail, he might be looking for a new team next season.
By Jimmie Allen
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