Patriots’ Alfonzo Dennard reports to jail, expected to serve 35 days

AP

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 For that incident, Dennard was given a $500 fine, and his driver’s license was revoked for 60 days.

56 responses to “Patriots’ Alfonzo Dennard reports to jail, expected to serve 35 days

  1. Wasn’t that DUI charge in the same county though with the thought being that they were purposely tailing him?

  2. Go directly to jail. Do not pass time at Go Go’s strip club where everyone knows you and your drinks are free. Do not take that trip to Mazatlan you were planning. Do not……

  3. It amazes me how so many athletes get a away with drunk driving. Seems like less than half get a DUI conviction. While I’ve known regular people get DUI’s without even being in the car when the cops came by.

  4. the pat’s lead the league in players with jail time…..yet they are the model franchise….amazing what winning will do for perception.

  5. He won’t even miss a day of OTA’s. Dennard needs to clean up his act though, he’s a 7th round pick and the Patriots probably won’t be giving him another chance. Hopefully 35 days in jail wakes him up.

    “the pat’s lead the league in players with jail time…..yet they are the model franchise….amazing what winning will do for perception.”

    First of all do you have any numbers to back up your claim? Of course you don’t, this is the internet where any anonymous person can spew nonsense behind a fake name.

    Oh well, here’s some numbers for you in any case.

    Three Lombardi Trophies, five AFC Championships, eight AFC title game appearances, team of the decade. Only dynasty of the new millennium.

    How many teams have that kind of success in their entire history? The Patriots have done this in the past 13-14 years alone!

  6. It seems as though the “Patriot Way” is the same blueprint as the “Viking Way”. Only the Patriots are successful on the field.

  7. I thought Bruschi said that nothing ever happens in that Patriot way lockerroom. HERNANDEZ AND DENNARD.

  8. Why do the Patriots constantly associate themselves with these low characters? Gronk being especially one of them.

  9. “gotta love the “patriot way”. how’s that working out for you fans?”

    GREAT!!! Check the win-loss record for the last 15 years moron!

  10. Okay; I remember…….His Felony occurred while he was not under contract and in the NFL. Thus, his actions were not deemed enforceable by the NFL.

    Brandon Browner may want to look at this and use it for part of his appeal.

  11. I guess a lot of these guys adopt a kind of fearless, what-can-go-wrong type attitude when they make it to the big show…doing some reckless things all the while thinking “I’m that guy, nothing can go wrong.”

    The way I see it, you have ALOT more to lose when you make it big, a lot more is at stake and you’re now being counted on to be financially stable for your family and such. If anything you should grow more FEARFUL as an NFL player…knowing that if you don’t work hard enough and carry yourself with honor and dignity, your entire NFL dream can be squashed in an instant if you let it.

    It makes a lot of sense that the NFL has implemented these programs for rookies geared solely towards providing them with as much professional and financial advise as possible, and warning of the pitfalls that guys often fall into when presented with ALOT of money for the first time in their young careers. Money aside, you have to avoid controversy and trouble when you have this gift of playing in the NFL. How could anyone be so willing to throw that gift away?

  12. Best record in the NFL over the past 20 years, Greatest winner, Tom Brady who far and away has the best winning percentage in the history of the league, 6 super bowl appearances, 9 afc championship appearances, 11 division championships in 13 years and no end in sight- thats how it’s working out!

  13. Pats fans bragging about how good they’ve been for the last 13-14 years but they’re still in denial about why that’s happened…..easy schedule…rules made up to benefit them during games….play the good teams at home (more often than not)….and let’s not forget spygate.
    I know Jimmy Johnson said everybody does it but I seriously doubt that.That sounds like somebody trying to calm the masses which is the PC thing to do.

  14. Another fine young man selected by Billy and crew.

    But they are learning by providing all players with shovels to hide bodies quickly.

    Mr Kraft is such a nice man.

  15. Maybe all you ignorant haters should click on the link at the top of the page that says “Police Blotter” and see how innocent your teams are. Have a nice day…Go Pats!

  16. At least the Patriot players aren’t taking illegal drugs, like half the Seahawk and Bronco players. They’re messing with the integrity of the game. Cheating Seahawks. Pump in some more phony crowd noise why dont cha?

  17. If the pats had to play Baltimore, Houston, or Denver 2 times each year, then I would like to see what there record would be, Miami twice a year is nothing to worry about, same for the Bills, and the jets, give me a break. Bill

  18. One word of advice, if you still want to have a job with the greatest sports franchise of the 21st century, if you see Aaron Hernandez walking towards you in the hallway, turn around and head in the opposite direction.

  19. “At least the Patriot players aren’t taking illegal drugs, like half the Seahawk and Bronco players. They’re messing with the integrity of the game. Cheating Seahawks. Pump in some more phony crowd noise why dont cha?”

    That has to be the stupidest thing I’ve ever read. So you think committing felonies against society, punching cops, endangering other lives on the road, etc… is not as bad as taking performance enhancing for ones own personal career?

    Talk about butthurt. Are Pats fans really THIS dumb?

  20. “If the pats had to play Baltimore, Houston, or Denver 2 times each year, then I would like to see what there record would be”

    Are you really talking about 8-8 Baltimore, 2-14 Houston and Denver who they beat?
    Is this a trick question or are you just not very smart?

  21. bsizemore68 says:
    Mar 1, 2014 4:32 PM

    If the pats had to play Baltimore, Houston, or Denver 2 times each year, then I would like to see what there record would be, Miami twice a year is nothing to worry about, same for the Bills, and the jets, give me a break. Bill
    ==============================
    if you bothered to check, you would find that the best divisions last year were the NFC West, the AFC West, and coming in at number 3 was the AFC East.
    But don’t let facts get in the way of your ignorant posts.

  22. You gotta love all the fans jealous of the Patriots.

    Do they really think in hindsight their own team’s GMs wouldn’t use a 7th round pick on this guy even today???

    If they wouldn’t, then that’s a good reason why their teams suck, and hence, why they’re so jealous of the Patriots.

  23. Some of these jealous haters are so stupid they are making posts that Dennard and Hernandez are locked up in the same facility. Now they are looking up the meaning of facility in the dictionary. hahaha

  24. What do you expect from players who played for an organization that has to cheat generate Super Bowl wins and to create a paper mâché dynasty. Once busted for cheating they haven’t been back. Stats don’t lie. Teams may not be proud of what players do but the Patriots management is a bunch of cheaters.

  25. “”If the pats had to play Baltimore, Houston, or Denver 2 times each year, then I would like to see what there record would be, Miami twice a year is nothing to worry about, same for the Bills, and the jets, give me a break. Bill”””

    Excuse me! But they played all three of those teams during the regular season last year. And guess what?

    Hint! They won all three games.

  26. 60 day driving suspension for DUI and 35 days in the cooler? I know if I hit a cop,I’d be shot or beaten. Next time the cops pull me over,I’ll just tell them I’m on the practice squad.

  27. When I say Gronk having low character I actually mean low IQ

    Might wanna look up “irony”

  28. I am having a bit of an issue with something here. How do you get time off of your sentence for “good behavior” when you weren’t already in jail and serving time….and the whole reason why you are in court and going to jail is for violating your probation and punching an officer.

    How is that good behavior? If I behaved that well I am sure I wouldn’t be getting a reduced sentence.

  29. If your talking up “the patriot way” as being the best thing ever then 1. You need to be the best team. 2. Need to win a sb without cheating. 3. Keep your players out of jail. But the peoplein the media who have no clue still pretends that billicheat and the patises are the best thing ever…..weird.

  30. Well, at least he didn’t “bully” a teammate. That would generate a ton of bad press and get him kicked out of the league.

  31. Put Patriots in a title and the haters and trolls come out! We are the Lakers, Yankees, of the NFL! Every fan base wants to be us, every fan base envies our winning ways!

  32. Hey dummies the pats knew about arrest before they picked him
    It didn’t cost them nothing but a 7th rd pick
    N he played well
    So hope he cleans up now

  33. All you dopes who are criticizing the Patriots as being unique for having dirtbags on their team, hear this: every NFL team has dirtbags on it.
    I would be willing to bet there is not one NFL team which doesn’t have a player who’s been in some kind of trouble with the law.
    The fact is, many NFL players come from dysfunctional families and spent time on the streets hustling and doing what kids do when they have no family structure at home.
    So — don’t be foolish enough to think this only happens to the Patriots.
    And, some of the kids who are in this draft have been in trouble, too. It’s just the way it is these days.

  34. And everyone is so quiet about this, but if a Bengals player gets a ticket for an expired meter, it’s headline news!? Guess those wonderful Patriots aren’t the darlings the NFL would lead us all to believe….. BTW, when was the last time anyone else got to pick their jail time for something like this????? How many times do NFL players have to oeuvre… coddling doesn’t work!

  35. And as usual the Pats organization does nothing to this player. Punching a police officer and again drinking and riving, you would think the owner as wholesome as he is would come out and suspend Dennard for at least one game.

  36. Everyone loves to forget that when this first came to light that the cop, who was in plain clothes, DID NOT identify himself as a cop until AFTER he tried to put the cuffs on him and Denard punched him. Don’t know about any of you, but if someone in a bar tried putting handcuffs on me without saying anything, I’d punch his lights out too. And yes it did happen that way. There were a couple dozen civilian witnesses who said this, but of course the courts are going to believe the two or three cops who said otherwise instead.
    The DUI was a made up charge when it looked like he might get away with punching a cop for the reasons just mentioned. But instead of fighting it and putting this upcoming season on hold because of it, he said screw it, pay a fine and be done with it.
    My REAL HOPE is that he has moved out of that racist town and moved somewhere that he can do what every other adult in this country does on their time off without having to worry about some jack off trying to make an name for themself doing something to him.

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