It has been difficult for New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard to stay out of trouble. Heading into the 2012 NFL draft, Dennard was viewed as a second to fourth round pick. However, a week before the draft, he allegedly punched a police officer in Lincoln, Nebraska. This came on the heels of being ejected in his last game as a Nebraska Cornhusker (he fought with former South Carolina Gamecocks and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey in the 2012 Capital One Bowl).
Dennard was eventually selected by the Patriots in the seventh round and quickly became a key contributor. He had three interceptions in 10 games last season.
Then, in February, Dennard was convicted of hitting a police officer back in 2012 and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation. In July, he was arrested on suspicion of a DUI, violating his probation.
Due to the DUI, Dennard had a hearing scheduled for October 8, but has received a continuance, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
Dennard’s hearing is now on November 13, the Wednesday after the Patriots’ bye week.
This season, Dennard has 16 tackles and one interception for the 4-1 Patriots.