Report: Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard released from jail

Apr 4, 4:26 PM

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is a free man once again, ESPN Boston's Field Yates reports.

Dennard began serving a 60-day term for a 2012 assault on a police officer on March 1. He was eligible to be granted his release after 35 days (which, if you do the math, is precisely why he's out today).

Dennard was also sentenced to 100 hours of community service and an extra year of probation. He is expected to be available when the Patriots begin their offseason program. The third-year pro projects as a starter on the Patriots' defense.

Mar 1, 1:50 PM

Patriots' Dennard reports to Nebraska jail

Mar 1, 1:50 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has reported to a Lincoln jail to begin his 60-day term for a 2012 assault on a police officer.

Corrections officers with the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility who spoke on condition of anonymity because of jail policy said Dennard reported to the Lincoln facility Saturday morning.

The 24-year-old former Nebraska football standout will have to serve at least 35 days.

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.

The judge later doubled Dennard's jail time after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, which was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Dec 6, 8:32 PM

Patriots CB Dennard has DUI charge in Nebraska dismissed

Dec 6, 8:32 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A drunken-driving charge in Nebraska against New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has been dismissed. He pleaded no contest to another charge, was fined $500 and put on probation.

Dennard, who appeared in Lancaster County Court on Friday, was arrested in July on suspicion of drunken driving and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Assistant prosecutor Christine Loseke said the DUI and refusal to submit charges carry the same penalty and that it's common for people charged with one to have the other dismissed.

Dennard will serve probation concurrently with the term he's on for striking a police officer in 2012. On Thursday, a judge extended his probation from two to three years and his jail sentence from 30 to 60 days. The jail term is set for March.

Dec 5, 3:10 PM

Patriots CB Dennard sentenced to 60 days in jail beginning in March

Dec 5, 3:10 PM

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard got some good news in a Nebraska courtroom Thursday, if getting sentenced to jail time can be good news.

A judge sentenced Dennard to 60 days behind bars, or 38 days with good behavior, for a July arrest on DUI charges, Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star reports. The charges violated the probation Dennard received for an incident that occurred when he was in college in which he was convicted of assaulting a police officer.

Dennard will not be required to serve his jail time until March 31, allowing him to play out the NFL season and be back on the field for the start of next season. In many ways, it's an ideal outcome for the Patriots from a football perspective.

The judge in the case also ruled that Dennard's probation be extended a year and 100 hours of community service added to his sentence. He also received a no-alcohol condition.

Dec 5, 2:59 PM

Patriots CB Dennard's motion for DUI sentence continuance denied

Dec 5, 2:59 PM

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard's attorney was in court Thursday to request a continuance of a sentence resulting from a DUI charge that allegedly violated Dennard's probation.

Things in the courtroom didn't go so well for Dennard. As Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star reports, the judge in the case denied Dennard's motion. 

What does this mean for Dennard and the Patriots? The cornerback reportedly will be sentenced today, and he faces jail time that would prevent him from completing the NFL season without interruption.

Dec 5, 2:52 PM

Report: Patriots CB Dennard to learn fate Thursday after violating probation, DUI sentence

Dec 5, 2:52 PM

According to the Boston Herald, it's judgement day for New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who will stand in front of a judge Thursday afternoon in Nebraska, in wake of a DUI charge that allegedly violated his probation.

Dennard received his 'get-out-of-jail-free-card' in wake of an April 2012 incident, where he was convicted of assaulting a police officer.

Despite his lawyers' attempt to delay the sentence until after the season, Dennard could be sentenced to jail time, effective immediately, should the judge come down hard on the former Cornhusker.

Nov 8, 6:47 PM

Alfonzo Dennard hearing pushed back to December

Nov 8, 6:47 PM

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has received a second continuance from a Nebraska judge for an upcoming hearing regarding his July arrest on suspicion of drunk driving while already on probation.

The hearing will now take place on Dec. 6 after being originally scheduled for Oct. 8. 

Dennard could receive jail time for violating the terms of his probation.

Sep 16, 3:14 PM

Patriots' Dennard admits to probation violation

Sep 16, 3:14 PM

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard appeared in a Lincoln, Nebraska court on Monday and admitted to violating his probation.

Dennard, who was arrested for suspicion of DUI on July 11, said he drove his girlfriend's car around four and a half hours after drinking two beers.

The Lancaster County Prosecutor handling his case said Dennard was pulled over after his Honda accord was spotted straddling both lanes on Normal Avenue, after which he tried to fool the breathalyzer by not blowing hard enough (blowing .107 during the field test and a .153 at the detox center).

Dennard is on probation as a result of an incident that occurred just days before the 2012 NFL draft (he was convicted of assaulting a police officer), and is due back in court on Oct. 8.

Sep 5, 2:50 PM

Court date for Patriots' Dennard pushed back again

Sep 5, 2:50 PM

A DUI hearing for New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard scheduled for Friday has been pushed back to Sept. 16, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Sept. 16 falls on a Monday, which is a much more convenient day of the week for an NFL player to be away from his team. The Patriots play the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12 and don't play again until Sunday, Sept. 22.

Aug 27, 10:58 AM

Hearing delayed for Patriots' Dennard

Aug 27, 10:58 AM

A DUI hearing scheduled for New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard Tuesday will be delayed until Sept. 6, a court official told ESPN's Field Yates.

The rescheduled date is only a day before the Patriots are set to travel to Orchard Park, N.Y., for their Week 1 game against the Bills.

Dennard's mandatory court date stems from a July arrest on DUI charges. It must be determined if the second-year player violated the probation he received for incident that occurred when he was in college in which he was convicted of assaulting a cop.