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Alfonzo Dennard has July 31 probation hearing

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Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is due in court on July 31 for a hearing to determine whether he violated probation by getting arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Dennard needs to be in court in Nebraska for the hearing, which will take place while the Patriots are in training camp.

Dennard was placed on probation in April after he was convicted of assaulting a police officer last year. Dennard was also given a 30-day jail sentence, but the judge allowed him to wait until after this season to serve that sentence. It’s possible that the judge could rule that the DUI arrest constitutes a probation violation and could order him to jail immediately.

Just days after his arrest for the incident with the police officer, the Patriots selected Dennard in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft. He played well as a rookie and is expected to be a starter for the Patriots this season — if he’s still on the roster and not in jail or suspended.

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13 Responses to “Alfonzo Dennard has July 31 probation hearing”
  1. securb2013 says: Jul 13, 2013 5:43 PM

    It will be interesting to see if the Patriots allow him to report for camp before he goes to court.

  2. 25cuts says: Jul 13, 2013 5:43 PM

    7th round pick, gets a chance, plays good and ……………he efffs it up! Sounds like a common theme.

  3. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 13, 2013 5:43 PM

    Patriot fans have been awfully quiet lately.

  4. vibesid says: Jul 13, 2013 5:51 PM

    Hope he gets thrown in jail where he belongs.

  5. ravensbob says: Jul 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    Commissioner Kraft will get him exonerated.

  6. tunescribe says: Jul 13, 2013 7:01 PM

    Facts surrounding Dennard’s DUI charge are in question, which is why the Pats have taken no action involving his roster status.

    * It has been reported that he passed the field sobriety test.

    * It also has been reported that he did not refuse the breathalyzer, but didn’t blow hard enough to produce an accurate reading.

    The charge might be reduced or dismissed. Stay tuned.

  7. boonevol says: Jul 13, 2013 7:36 PM

    Not blowing hard enough is considered a refusal. Going to be difficult for the defense to contend that a pro athlete couldn’t summon enough wind to pass a test.

  8. bigwii says: Jul 13, 2013 7:41 PM

    Pats haters don’t listen to facts or reason it’s about, “how can we try to make the Pats look bad today.” Any fact that might prove them wrong they dismiss or ignore.

  9. donth8thehorns says: Jul 13, 2013 8:21 PM

    The charges will be dismissed! Overzealous police officers one again! A common theme in our country!

  10. petehemlock says: Jul 13, 2013 11:50 PM

    nobody’s bidding on my Dennard jersey

  11. draconian1111 says: Jul 14, 2013 3:51 AM

    He’s a talented player – but needs to REALLY get his head together. He’s being given a great opportunity and he is blowing it.

  12. patsfan13 says: Jul 14, 2013 5:42 AM

    He should have known that in Ne the police would be looking for any excuse to harass him. The officer would have run his plate number, and knew who it was before pulling him over. If he passed the field sobriety test, he shouldn’t have had to take a breath test. And if two tests were inconclusive, why was no blood drawn? Cop must not have liked the delayed sentence for punching one of his fellow officers.

  13. denverdude7 says: Jul 14, 2013 10:39 AM

    The OLD Patriot way… Bruschi, Martin.

    The NEW Patriot way… Hernandez, Dennard

    BB was a good head coach, now he leads a half-way house.

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