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Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard sentenced to extra 30 days in jail

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Alfonzo Dennard will now serve even more time in jail. (USATSI)
Alfonzo Dennard will now serve even more time in jail. (USATSI)

In April 2012, former Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard assaulted a police officer, and last February, he was convicted and sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in jail.

Because Dennard now plays for the Patriots, he was told he could serve his time in March 2014, in the NFL's offseason, but last summer, he was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Which would be a violation of his probation.

On Thursday, Lancaster County district court judge Stephanie Stacy refused to allow a continuance on sentencing for the probation that Dennard admitted he violated by drinking and driving. Instead, the judge extended next year's jail sentence by 30 days, added another year of probation and another 100 hours of community service, and added a no-alcohol condition, according to the Lincoln Journal.

Dennard's attorney, Alan Stoler, had asked for a continuance until after the NFL season so Dennard could show that he had completed 65 hours of community service (but could add the final 35 in the next two months) and that he had complied with all the other terms of his probation.

But the state objected to the continuance and Stacy denied Stoler's motion.

Now, Dennard's 60-day sentence will start March 1, and assuming he remains on good behavior, he actually could be freed 35 days after that.

But Stacy was quick to give Dennard a warning.

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