Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard reported to jail this morning and is scheduled to stay there for 35 days.
Dennard was sentenced to 60 days in jail after first being convicted of a felony for punching a police officer and then violating his probation by drinking and driving. But the Lincoln Journal Star reports that Dennard is likely to stay at the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility for 35 days, after credit for good behavior and three days served.
Just days before the Patriots selected him in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft, Dennard was arrested for hitting a cop, and a year later he was convicted of felony assault. In that case, a judge gave him two years’ probation and 30 days in jail, which were suspended until after the football season.
The judge later doubled the jail time after ruling that Dennard violated his probation when he was pulled over and accused of driving drunk. In that case, Dennard eventually pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of refusal to submit to a chemical test. For that incident, Dennard was given a $500 fine, and his driver’s license was revoked for 60 days.