New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard returned to his old college stomping grounds in Lincoln, Nebraska on Thursday morning to face the courtroom and receive his sentence that stemmed from an arrest just days before the 2012 NFL Draft back on April 21, 2012. Dennard was facing charges of assault against a police officer, a Class 3-A felony, misdemeanor resisting arrest, first offense, and misdemeanor assault.
Thursday morning, Dennard learned his sentence.
According to Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com:
Alfonzo Dennard sentenced to 30 days in jail starting March 1, 2014, plus 24 months probation for each charge
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) April 11, 2013
Dennard will also have to serve 100 hours of community service.
The good news for the Patriots is that Dennard will not miss any playing time.
Well, unless the NFL has a say in the matter.
The league could review Dennard’s case under the personal conduct policy, but they will have trouble suspending a player for an incident that happened before he entered the league. But this is the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell that we are talking about, so anything is possible.