Patriots DB, Former Wilcox Co. Star Alfonzo Dennard Arrested

11:03 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Alfonzo Dennard of the New England Patriots has been arrested and accused of driving drunk in Lincoln where he once starred as a Nebraska defensive back.

Lincoln police say 24-year-old Dennard was pulled over southeast of downtown Lincoln just before 2 a.m. Thursday. Lincoln police say Dennard failed a field sobriety test.

Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says Dennard was taken to a detoxification center but not jailed. Dennard also is accused of refusing a chemical test and a driving infraction. He has not been charged.

In April, Dennard was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for assaulting a police officer in Lincoln last year.

A phone listing for Dennard couldn't be found. His attorney from the previous case declined to comment.

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Dennard played his high school football in Rochelle, home of the Wilcox County Patriots.  He was the starting cornerback  on the 2007 State Class A Runner Up team.  Since he has been in the NFL, he has returned to Rochelle and hosted several camps across the community.

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