The Patriots said Wednesday that cornerback Alfonzo Dennard missed practice for a non-injury related issue.
That’s certainly easier to log into the injury report than “in court in Nebraska.”
According to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com, Dennard was at a court hearing on pre-trial motions related to his April 2012 arrest on felony assault charges. Dennard allegedly punched a police officer during an altercation outside a Lincoln, Neb. bar.
Court documents said his trial date has been set for Feb. 11, 2013, safely on the other side of the Super Bowl.
Dennard started Sunday’s playoff win over the Texans, after starting seven games during the regular season.