Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was back in court on Friday and he again avoided a sentence that would interfere with his ability to continue playing with the Patriots this season.
Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star reports that Dennard had DUI charges against him dismissed when he pleaded no contest to refusing a chemical test. Dennard was fined $500, had his drivers license revoked for 60 days and was sentenced to three years probation for the refusal to take the test.
That probation will run concurrent to the probation that Dennard is already serving as part of his sentence for assaulting a police officer in 2012. He was in court Thursday for sentencing on the probation violation related to the initial DUI arrest and received 30 additional days in jail. He’ll serve the time in March after the end of the football season.
Dennard has missed practice the last two days to take care of legal matters. He should be back in time for Sunday’s home game against the Browns, although the Patriots haven’t made any official determination about his status yet.