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.

13 responses to “Alfonzo Dennard has July 31 probation hearing

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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