Goal number one as a player preparing for the NFL draft, stay out of trouble, and away from any controversy.
Nebraska Cornhuskers cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has done the exact opposite, starting with the ejection for fighting South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffrey in the Capital One Bowl, to his most recent run in with the law.
Dennard was arrested early Saturday morning for fighting and suspicion on assaulting a police officer.
The Omaha World Report reported the following on Dennard:
Nebraska Husker football player Alfonzo Dennard was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a Lincoln police officer early Saturday.
Lincoln police said Dennard, 22, was fighting with another man outside a bar near 14th and O Streets about 2:15 a.m.
When officers attempted to intervene, Dennard allegedly pushed and then punched one officer in the face.
It took four cops to take Dennard into custody, according to police.
The injured officer is a four-year Police Department veteran. He sustained minor injury to the left side of his face, but did not seek medical treatment, police said.
Dennard was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault on an officer and resisting arrest. He was also cited for third-degree assault in connection with the bar fight.
He was expected to remain in jail over the weekend. A judge will likely set Dennard’s bail amount at a Lancaster County Court hearing on Monday.
Dennard was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2011 and is projected to go within the first three rounds of this year’s NFL Draft. With the latest run-in with the law, it’s safe to say that any franchise is going to take a long hard look at Dennard before drafting him.
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