A day after a police officer testified that Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard punched him outside a bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, last year, one of the officer’s colleagues testified that he witnessed the punch.
Dennard is on trial for third-degree assault on a police officer for allegedly punching Ben Kopsa on April 21, just a week before the Patriots made Dennard a seventh-round pick in the NFL draft. Kopsa testified on Tuesday that Dennard punched him in the jaw, and on Wednesday officer Jerad McBride testified that he witnessed the punch.
Dennard claims he did not punch Kopsa, and although he admits to pushing the officer, he said he didn’t realize Kopsa was a cop and only pushed in response to someone grabbing him.
If convicted of the felony assault charge, Dennard could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. His trial will continue on Thursday.