Saturday, April 21, 2012
Alfonzo Dennard arrested days before draft
By Adam Rittenberg
It has been a rough week for some of the Big Ten's top NFL draft prospects. It was revealed Ohio State tackle Mike Adams, a potential first-round pick, tested positive for marijuana use at the NFL combine.
Some more bad news early Saturday as Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Lincoln.
From the Omaha-World Herald:
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. ... 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.
A first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2011, Dennard is projected as a second- or third-round pick in next week's draft. His stock seemed to drop in the predraft events, and his career ended on a down note when he was ejected from the Capital One Bowl for fighting with South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery.
Dennard is still a heck of a player who will find a home at the next level, but he didn't help his cause with his actions last night.