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Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard receives 30-day jail sentence

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12:15 PM ET 04.11 | Lincoln, Neb., judge sentenced New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard to 30 days in jail and probation following felony assault and resisting arrest convictions leveled as a result of a fight that occurred in late April 2012. Dennard's jail sentence begins on March 1, 2014, the Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young reports. He received 12 months of probation for each charge, totaling two years. He is also required to complete 100 hours of community service. Dennard, who played college ball at the University of Nebraska, got into a scrape with a college student in Lincoln on the morning of April 21, 2012. When a police officer saw the incident and got involved, Dennard was charged with striking the officer and resisting the resulting arrest. He was found guilty of both on Feb. 20. Per the terms of his sentence, Dennard can travel to and from Massachusetts and Nebraska and for work purposes with the Patriots. Any other travel will need permission. As The Globe's Greg A. Bedard notes, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can't suspend Dennard for the incident because it occurred prior to him being taken in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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April 11, 2013  12:53 PM ET

He fought the law and the law won. He showed potential in his rookie season. Hopefully he matures and continues to improve.

April 11, 2013  01:02 PM ET

The weird thing is that he doesn't start serving the sentence until next year. Couldn't he get a reservation any time sooner? Are the Nebraska jails that overbooked?

April 11, 2013  04:48 PM ET
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He fought the law and the law won. He showed potential in his rookie season. Hopefully he matures and continues to improve.

I think he fought the law and he won. He isn't going to jail during the season, pre season or anything and he is going to do light duty somewhere to boot. Anyone else we lose time off work, probably our job, and time in jail too.

April 11, 2013  09:52 PM ET

Judge must be a Dennard fan.

April 11, 2013  09:55 PM ET
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Judge must be a Dennard fan.

Right?!

If I kicked a cop's **** I'd get stuck with more than thirty days and I certainly wouldn't be free for a year until my sentence started.

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April 11, 2013  10:01 PM ET
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or turn out to be cops that did not identify themselves.

It sounds like you're speaking from experience, Dole.

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April 11, 2013  10:36 PM ET
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The weird thing is that he doesn't start serving the sentence until next year. Couldn't he get a reservation any time sooner? Are the Nebraska jails that overbooked?

The 2014 sentencing leaves open the possibility that the jail time will be suspended if he's a good citizen in the interim.

April 12, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard receives 30-day jail sentence, traded to the Ravens.

April 12, 2013  10:28 AM ET

"NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can't suspend Dennard for the incident because it occurred prior to him being taken in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft."

Funny, I didn't think that would stop him

 
April 12, 2013  05:14 PM ET
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Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard receives 30-day jail sentence, traded to the Ravens.

LMAO!

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