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Alfonzo Dennard pleads not guilty to assault of police officer

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Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has pleaded not guilty for charges related to the run-in with a police officer contributed to his drop to the seventh round on draft day.

Dennard entered a written plea of not guilty to charges of resisting arrest and third-degree assault of a police officer and waived a formal arraignment hearing that was set for Wednesday in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dennard was arrested on April 21st after allegedly punching a police officer in the face as the officer tried to break up a fight Dennard was having with another man. His next court date hasn’t been set yet, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

The Patriots wound up drafting Dennard in the seventh-round, several rounds later than he was predicted to come off the board after a strong career at Nebraska. He signed with the Patriots earlier this month and is now working to earn a role in their secondary.

His arrest won’t hurt his attempts to do that nearly as much as it hurt his draft stock, unless, of course, it winds up costing him time with the team.

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8 Responses to “Alfonzo Dennard pleads not guilty to assault of police officer”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 30, 2012 3:20 PM

    Alf denies punching the officer in the face. A couple times in the gut, a knee to the groin, and a stomp to the neck when he went down, but never touched his face.

  2. lgw91s says: May 30, 2012 3:22 PM

    I’m still a bit confused by the lack of eyewitness information of his arrest. Normally, a fight occurring in a bar district, especially involving the police, can have multiple sites on Youtube the next day.

  3. mistrezzrachael says: May 30, 2012 3:39 PM

    How many people out there would like one good shot to the face of their favorite donut eating patrolman.???

    Hope he got a good one in.

  4. daaabears says: May 30, 2012 4:43 PM

    @mistrezzrachael
    How many people out there would like one good shot to the face of their favorite donut eating patrolman.???

    Hope he got a good one in.
    ————————————————————
    You must have a very special relationship with the PO-lese.

  5. mistrezzrachael says: May 30, 2012 6:57 PM

    daaabears says:May 30, 2012 4:43 PM

    @mistrezzrachael
    How many people out there would like one good shot to the face of their favorite donut eating patrolman.???

    Hope he got a good one in.
    ————————————————————
    You must have a very special relationship with the PO-lese

    Take any town in America…Police are usually those guys who were dumb as hell in HS. They also were fairly insecure, and many bullied by someone. The uniform gave them their…TOUGH GUY image..made them feel important.

    Really? No different than clowns, just a different tent over their circus.

    Nothing more emasculating than having an out of uniform cop pull his badge to settle and incident..and have the participants laugh @ him…and yes, have seen it.

  6. jimboonie says: May 30, 2012 7:47 PM

    @mistrezzrachael
    I agree. There are a lot of people who agree with you, but the people running this website wont let the comments get posted. I posted one a couple hours ago that didn’t show up. This one probably wont get posted either.

  7. jolink653 says: May 30, 2012 11:05 PM

    if it was in the middle of a fight that the cop tried breaking up then chances are he tried pulling dennard off whoever he was fighting and then dennard turned around and hit the guy thinking it was one of the other kid’s friends trying to get involved…just a guess but i really don’t see someone who is a week from one of the most important events in his life actually squaring up to fight a cop knowing it was a cop…and since the fight everyone who knew him has come out and said how out of character that is for him and bo pellini couldn’t have been more emphatic in his assessment of dennard’s personality and character…probably just a misunderstanding and and accidental punch to a cop in the heat of the moment

  8. qwest12 says: May 30, 2012 11:45 PM

    You all must live in some crappy small town. Plenty of female cops, some moms, ex military who you have probably referred to as heroes when they were in but now as cops are “scum bags.” what do you up standing citizens do for a job, how do you contribute to society. If these people were not cops then who would be, and don’t say we would be better off without any like some of bright individuals do. I would love for you haters to try and do the job, you can’t imagine how different it is on that side of the badge.

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