Patriots' Dennard guilty of assaulting officer

February 20, 2013, 12:44 pm
SHARE THIS POST
Print Article


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - New England Patriots rookie and former Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has been convicted of assaulting a police officer in Lincoln, Neb., last year.
    
The Lincoln Journal Star is reporting a Lancaster County jury found Dennard guilty Wednesday of the felony charge and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. The jury found Dennard not guilty of third-degree assault against another man.
    
He faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced on a later date.
    
Dennard was arrested April 21 outside a bar in Lincoln, accused of punching a police officer in the face during a fight. The fight occurred five days before the 2012 NFL draft. The Patriots took Dennard, who was the 2011 Big Ten defensive back of the year, in the seventh round.
    


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Tags: New England Patriots, Nebraska, Alfonzo Dennard, assaulting an officer
RELATED STORIES
COMMENTS
Season starts Sept. 7; first home game is Sept. 21 against Oakland Raiders
Meb Keflezighi, the Elite men's winner, and Tatyana McFadden, women's wheelchair winner, are both naturalized American citizens
Boston Bruins now leads the playoff series 2-1 between Detroit Red Wings