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Draft prospect Alfonzo Dennard arrested for assaulting a police officer

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There aren’t many hard-and-fast rules when it comes to the period before a player gets drafted by the NFL.

“Don’t punch a cop in the face” is at or near the top of the list.

Unfortunately, former Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard didn’t get the memo, allegedly.  According to the Omaha World-Herald, Dennard was arrested early Saturday on multiple charges, including suspicion of assaulting a Lincoln, Nebraska police officer.

Dennard allegedly was fighting with another man outside a bar.  When the authorities tried to intervene, Dennard allegedly punched one of them in the face.

The second-round (before this incident) prospect faces charges of suspicion of third-degree assault on an officer, resisting arrest, and third-degree assault for the underlying fight.

Dennard, who is expected to remain in jail through the weekend, was ejected from the 2012 Capital One Bowl for fighting with South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffrey.

In hindsight, it’s a good thing that none of the officials got close enough to get cold-cocked.

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95 Responses to “Draft prospect Alfonzo Dennard arrested for assaulting a police officer”
  1. tooz72 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:13 AM

    yup..cant go one day without getting arrested

  2. pftcensorssuck says: Apr 21, 2012 11:14 AM

    You punch a cop in the face AFTER draft day, moron.

  3. TaiwanMike says: Apr 21, 2012 11:16 AM

    Thrown out of his last game, punching a cop “early Saturday morning” (which means he probably wasn’t at the ribbon-cutting at a children’s hospital), nice timing.

  4. mnajb says: Apr 21, 2012 11:16 AM

    3rd-4th round value pick! WOO!

  5. christinamer says: Apr 21, 2012 11:16 AM

    All these men with the world on their platters, more money than they could ever ask for, and they are constantly pulling sh!t like this… I will never, EVER understand…

  6. j0esixpack says: Apr 21, 2012 11:17 AM

    Was that wrong?

  7. digirootune says: Apr 21, 2012 11:17 AM

    FORMER draft prospect Alfonzo Dennard arrested for assaulting a police officer

    Fixed it for ya, Mike

  8. gotampabay52 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:18 AM

    Come to Tampa you will get along with talib and blount it will be great

  9. rob0527 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:19 AM

    Is he another pacman? Why r u out that late with the possibility of getting in trouble?

  10. lks311 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:19 AM

    In the heat of the moment, he may not have known it WAS a cop…still, young man seems to have anger issues. Punch probably costs him $500K.

  11. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 21, 2012 11:20 AM

    Clearly he has anger management issues, and
    clearly he has no respect for authority.

    I suggest women stay as far away as possible from this likely future domestic batterer.

    And in the future when this loser has to be disciplined for yet another anger issue, I would suggest Gestapo Goodell impose his suspension from a different location out of harms way.

  12. thraiderskin says: Apr 21, 2012 11:21 AM

    ha! shouldn’t it be “former” draft prospect?

  13. iamthorny says: Apr 21, 2012 11:22 AM

    Hey Dennard: This is Ndamakong… just tell the media you “lost your balance”…they fall for that one everytime. Don’t change the way you party. Click.

  14. kwgator says: Apr 21, 2012 11:22 AM

    This Dude just shot UP the Bengals draft board

  15. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    Mr. Goodell we have a big surprise for you !!!!
    Just put on this police officer costume and close your eyes……….

  16. TeamBalco says: Apr 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    These charges will be dropped. He looks untouched! Normally you get a mud hole stomping for punching a cop. While this mug shot is ugly, I don’t see any facial bruises or black eyes.

  17. chazatlas says: Apr 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    Draft stock plummets. He’s a “hot-head.”

  18. rohlo says: Apr 21, 2012 11:25 AM

    this guy will prob go undrafted now…what a gumb jacka$$! just cost himself money… no nfl team is gonna want to touch him he is a lawrence phillips and david boston clone!!! makes lagarette blounte issue look pretty harmful….

  19. gripless says: Apr 21, 2012 11:25 AM

    And I thought I was stupid!

    Well, if this act of brilliance does not get him drafted, perhaps he could go to medical school?

  20. grillmarks says: Apr 21, 2012 11:26 AM

    The nfl is a circus… so many of these losers get into trouble in the offseason. How about you grow up, be a normal person, and not get arrested?

  21. boilerup1869 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:26 AM

    Haha dude’s got some balls

  22. clw1906 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:26 AM

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  23. profootballwalk says: Apr 21, 2012 11:27 AM

    “His face hit my hand!”

  24. 7ransponder says: Apr 21, 2012 11:27 AM

    Natural Selection at its finest.

    These people that get arrested before the NFL draft, the single most important day of their professional careers starting, are the dumbest of the dumb and don’t deserve the money and prestige that come with being an NFL player.

  25. gavriloprincip33 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:27 AM

    Ha ha ha

    You can’t make this stuff up…

  26. fumblenuts says: Apr 21, 2012 11:29 AM

    Bengals will draft this guy, mark it!

  27. mrhurriicane says: Apr 21, 2012 11:30 AM

    The upside of this story is that maybe the Vikings won’t draft him. We need good cornerbacks not little children that fight in a game when they get torched by a receiver again and again and again.

  28. peytonmanningsneck says: Apr 21, 2012 11:30 AM

    Complete douche. I hope he doesn’t get drafted, but I am sure he will.

  29. dandydon17 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:33 AM

    I can never understand this idiocy. Less than a week before you’re going to be drafted for the big bucks. All you have to do is work out, speculate with your buds around the tv, and chill. Instead you go to bars, fight outside, and punch a cop. Maybe a guy who never made more than $8-10/hour at parttime summmer jobs can’t really fathom what forfeiting a million skins by dropping to the third or fourth round means.

  30. jeffw says: Apr 21, 2012 11:36 AM

    Hopefully he will go undrafted so we don’t have to hear about all of the future trouble he will get into. Obviously he has no self control… reminds me of Pacman…

  31. mjkelly77 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:42 AM

    lks311 says:Apr 21, 2012 11:19 AM

    In the heat of the moment, he may not have known it WAS a cop…
    _______________

    Yeah, the hat, badge and uniform weren’t enough.

  32. kokomike says: Apr 21, 2012 11:42 AM

    In Florida, he would have the stand your ground defense. Look for Miami to pick him up.

  33. mjkelly77 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:46 AM

    TeamBalco says:Apr 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    … He looks untouched! Normally you get a mud hole stomping for punching a cop. While this mug shot is ugly, I don’t see any facial bruises or black eyes.
    _________________

    Who said this was even a mug shot yet THE mug shot? IF it’s a mug shot, it’s probably a previous one from the time he beat up some girl scouts.

  34. craigmaitland says: Apr 21, 2012 11:48 AM

    I’m kinda glad to see this. I think he’s horrible on the field and hopefully this takes him off my teams draft board.

  35. tatum064 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:48 AM

    TeamBalco says:
    Apr 21, 2012 11:24 AM
    These charges will be dropped. He looks untouched! Normally you get a mud hole stomping for punching a cop. While this mug shot is ugly, I don’t see any facial bruises or black eyes.
    ==========

    Of course not, the assaulted cop is likely getting his civil suit ready , once that contract is signed.

  36. brennankm46 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:49 AM

    Every time something like this happens, it just means that teams my team’s chances of getting him in round 3-7 are better. So, thanks Alph.

  37. mjkelly77 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:51 AM

    boilerup1869 says:Apr 21, 2012 11:26 AM

    Haha dude’s got some balls
    ___________

    Maybe. But he sure doesn’t have any smarts.

  38. frankrizzo51 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:52 AM

    Looks like he would be a perfect compliment for Suh in Detroit.

  39. cliffordc05 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:59 AM

    What was Dennard’s Wonderlick score?

  40. mialto says: Apr 21, 2012 12:02 PM

    Should become ineligible for draft or 2012 NFL season…pending investigation. If the cop was in civi-clothes he’ll get it easy.

  41. dieselfan44 says: Apr 21, 2012 12:08 PM

    Stupid beyond belief..just leave his dumbass in there during the draft..live feed as he slips to the late rounds..

  42. jetfanfolife says: Apr 21, 2012 12:09 PM

    The Bengals now have their #1 draft pick.

  43. tombrookshire says: Apr 21, 2012 12:11 PM

    If he was a prospective first round pick, the NFL and media would be busily at work as we speak covering this up. Just business, nothing personal.

  44. yeayoubetcha99 says: Apr 21, 2012 12:13 PM

    I guarante the MN Vikings draft him in 2nd round to pair him up with Chris Cook in the Secondary. What a tandem of corners they’ll hve for years to come. Correction…..thesoon to be LA Vikings will draft him.

  45. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Apr 21, 2012 12:16 PM

    on a side-note: either this guy made alshon jeffrie look like a future all-star or he showed that he himself may not even be a capable nfl cb. time will tell…

  46. kegowhisky says: Apr 21, 2012 12:19 PM

    Why don’t the agents keep these brain-trusts locked up in an unescapable cellar after their Pro-day or Combine until after the draft? As said before, that punch is going to cost him a cellar-full of dollars. I dont blame the parents, I blame the agents!

  47. leovsmith says: Apr 21, 2012 12:21 PM

    I can’t understand why ANY NFL player or prospect goes into ANY BAR, especially at night. Too many out of control drunks there trying to prove they are better than an NFL player. If you want to stay in the NFL avoid bars! They are NO benefit VERY HIGH risk establishments. JUST ASK PLEXICO!

  48. dawglb says: Apr 21, 2012 12:27 PM

    He better not get drafted by an NFL team.

  49. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Apr 21, 2012 12:29 PM

    Lawrence Phillips part deaux. You know you’ve failed in epic proportions if you make the “Turd Watch” ticker a week PRIOR to getting your ticket to the golden kingdom.

    Maybe Chuck Norris could straighten him out?

  50. 86chawk says: Apr 21, 2012 12:33 PM

    At least he could possibly have a promising UFC future.

  51. jluns275 says: Apr 21, 2012 12:35 PM

    Ok, ok, I get the message.
    If this guy can’t get drafted by the Bengals, perhaps the Steelers would like to give him a shot-they’ve been quite forgiving of their QB’s transgressions.

  52. realitypolice says: Apr 21, 2012 12:38 PM

    The NFL should make him sit in the draft room in New York for all 7 rounds. And whenever a team picks that WOULD have drafted him if not for this, they should make a note of it on the card so that this idiot could hear whoever is reading the picks say over and over and over:

    “With the X pick in the X round, The (insert team name here) WOULD have taken Alfonso Dennard if he hadn’t punched a cop but will instead take……….”.

  53. linemanguy74 says: Apr 21, 2012 12:39 PM

    Can’t fix stupid !!!!!!

  54. magnusantonius says: Apr 21, 2012 12:49 PM

    Legerette Blount punched a guy on the field and he was a first round talent who ended up going undrafted. Dennard may have just punched himself out of the NFL. I say he’s an undrafted free agent at best and his agent should fire him.

  55. stonedwhitetrash says: Apr 21, 2012 12:51 PM

    The Cowboys are badly in need of a corner with .some fire

  56. LoCoSu@%s says: Apr 21, 2012 1:13 PM

    Should go undrafted just based on stupidity

  57. 49fromwi says: Apr 21, 2012 1:20 PM

    I wonder if he realizes how much money he just lost? ( Maybe he doesn’t think so.)

  58. dlmcc1010 says: Apr 21, 2012 1:30 PM

    Looks like we found the one human being who scored lower than Morris Claiborne on the Wunderlic test

  59. quirtevans says: Apr 21, 2012 1:32 PM

    I’m going to take a wild guess and say that this wasn’t his first case of impaired judgment that evening.

    If he had been thinking clearly, he probably wouldn’t have taken a swing at a cop. However, if he had been thinking clearly, he probably wouldn’t have done whatever he did to put him in that situation, with impaired judgment, less than a week before the draft.

    The real “fine” is going to be the reduced value of his contract as a result of his lower draft position.

  60. qj1984 says: Apr 21, 2012 1:38 PM

    @magnusantonius

    The biggest difference with that is that punch cost Blunt most of the season. He didn’t have the game tape out there for a team to substantiate taking flier on him.

  61. jsratx says: Apr 21, 2012 1:41 PM

    You meant, former draft prospect, Alfonso Dennard…

  62. jemefree says: Apr 21, 2012 1:54 PM

    You trash talkers seem to forget he is still a teenager. Immaturity will be present at whatever training camp he ends up in.

  63. EJ says: Apr 21, 2012 2:01 PM

    He would be a steal in the 3-4th round. He just needs to go to a team where there is a player that controls the locker-room like no other… like Baltimore with Ray Lewis or Buffalo with Nick Barnett, two leaders that you don’t wanna make waves around.

  64. giantssb42champs says: Apr 21, 2012 2:05 PM

    He just moved up on the Bengals draft board.

  65. bigwinintx says: Apr 21, 2012 2:14 PM

    Just skip the draft party and book your first class ticket to The Jets’ training facility.

  66. sullivdr says: Apr 21, 2012 2:21 PM

    Heat of the moment things happen wish the kid best of luck. Campus police are usually jokes, he probably slapped his hand and cops claiming he got punched

  67. theravenlives2 says: Apr 21, 2012 2:44 PM

    In the words of the great Ron White:

    “You can’t fix stupid….”

  68. joshmelder says: Apr 21, 2012 2:47 PM

    Obviously some sort of initiation to be drafted by the lions or bengals.

  69. classygentleman7 says: Apr 21, 2012 2:51 PM

    I knew this dude was trouble when he got into a fight with Alshon Jeffrey in the Capital One Bowl. However, I didn’t think he was THIS much of an idiot.

  70. shinnbone says: Apr 21, 2012 2:52 PM

    REALLY?
    I thought your mentor Lawrence Phillips taught you better then that?

  71. nflfollower says: Apr 21, 2012 3:07 PM

    So was branding pettigrew, he has been fine in the league, same thing happened before the draft. Usually something like this means they put a hand on the officers shoulder to restrain an over-zealous wanna be tough guy cop.

  72. stavreafavre says: Apr 21, 2012 3:54 PM

    Less than a week to go before I may be given a million dollar contract, so I should be walking the line for a few more days… naw, screw it – I’m goin’ out clubbing!
    Anyway, he can now say he has a million $ punch – as in, “It cost me…”

  73. marshmont says: Apr 21, 2012 4:18 PM

    he is probably a missunderstood guy. bengels or lions like those guys.

  74. mylionsroaring says: Apr 21, 2012 5:06 PM

    He just went from a second round pick to a fifth round pick. Hope you have a lot of money, because you just lost a lot

  75. lolb23 says: Apr 21, 2012 5:14 PM

    Who are the Bengels?

  76. lolb23 says: Apr 21, 2012 5:17 PM

    Brandon Pettigrew beat up 3 cops and kicked a drug sniffing dog 3 weeks before the draft and the Lions still made him a 1st rounder. And he’s totally awesome.

  77. raiderkilla0 says: Apr 21, 2012 5:21 PM

    This guy would be a 1st round pick for sure….if the Raiders had one

  78. stevenfbrackett says: Apr 21, 2012 5:36 PM

    The only thing that surprises me is that there is no charge for public intoxication – and since there isn’t, he can expect a harsher penalty and likely even jail time. No copping to a reduced charge of drunk and disorderly now.

  79. bullpuppy552 says: Apr 21, 2012 5:40 PM

    Way to cost yourself one heck of a lot of money by your draft stock dropping. Some of these bozos just don’t get it.

  80. ncbengalmike says: Apr 21, 2012 5:44 PM

    kwgator says:Apr 21, 2012 11:22 AM

    This Dude just shot UP the Bengals draft

    boardjetfanfolife says:Apr 21, 2012 12:09 PM

    The Bengals now have their #1 draft pick.

    Wow the internet makes you funny….not

    Fail

  81. One Up the Bum says: Apr 21, 2012 6:17 PM

    j0esixpack says: Apr 21, 2012 11:17 AM
    Was that wrong?

    ——————————-

    That’s Comedy Gold right there!

  82. holdsteady76 says: Apr 21, 2012 6:43 PM

    Someone will take him in the late rounds. Most likely the Vikings.

  83. mikelitoris1 says: Apr 21, 2012 7:05 PM

    jemefree says:
    Apr 21, 2012 1:54 PM
    You trash talkers seem to forget he is still a teenager. Immaturity will be present at whatever training camp he ends up in.

    ———————————————————-

    He’s 22. You must be so proud for surviving your mother’s back-alley clothes hanger abortion attempt.

  84. bucfandango says: Apr 21, 2012 7:09 PM

    Update:

    Dana White just posted his bail.

  85. melikefootball says: Apr 21, 2012 7:12 PM

    The NFL needs to come up with a new test…..sad
    Part he will still be drafted.

  86. stevincinci says: Apr 21, 2012 7:35 PM

    giantssb42champs says: Apr 21, 2012 2:05 PM

    He just moved up on the Bengals draft board.

    Idiot. They’ll wait until he’s undrafted then give him a look.

  87. croghan1919 says: Apr 21, 2012 8:20 PM

    Why do I keep thinking his agent has googled
    “Lip stick on a pig”

  88. ericn42000 says: Apr 21, 2012 8:26 PM

    Try out for the UFC

  89. 4evrnyt says: Apr 21, 2012 9:00 PM

    Anyone else notice this dude looks high as a kite. Nice blood shot eyes man.

  90. captnray says: Apr 21, 2012 10:43 PM

    Soon to be wearing silver and black!

  91. bangitfootball says: Apr 21, 2012 10:44 PM

    Another NFL prospect punching a cop.

    Maybe that could be another combine drill.

  92. sdwat54 says: Apr 21, 2012 11:05 PM

    His comment to a reporter on the Ashlon Jeffery fight and subsequent ejection:

    “I just got frustrated,” Dennard told The [Omaha]World-Herald in February. “We, as a team, lost our focus. The game just got out of hand. … I take that blame. I’m not that type of person. I think (the NFL teams) know that.”

    Nope, you’re not that type of person. Turns out, you’re even more stupid than you once believed.

    Enjoy your bail hearing! When the judge is reviewing the charges, just pretend they are actually announcing your selection in the draft…

  93. edenprairieballer says: Apr 22, 2012 12:48 AM

    Is it any coincidence that this guy looks like Brandon Jacobs?

  94. minnysoda says: Apr 22, 2012 4:25 AM

    Suh thinks he will be a great teammate

  95. joetoronto says: Apr 22, 2012 7:12 AM

    Mike Brown is salivating, the kid has Bungals stamped all over him.

    Convicts play for less. Right, Mike?

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