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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Report: Dennard requests sentencing delay

By Mike Reiss

Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is scheduled to be in court in Lincoln, Neb., on Thursday, but the Lincoln Journal Star reports that he's requesting a delay until after the football season. The judge is expected to take up the motion Thursday, according to reporter Lori Pilger.

From Pilger's report:

Last week, his attorney, Alan Stoler, filed a motion for continuance, saying that before he's sentenced Dennard would like to show the court he could complete his community service, had complied with all the terms of probation and had favorable results from recommendations of a psychologist.

Stoler said Dennard has completed about 65 hours of community service, but could finish 35 more hours in next two months.

Dennard has been meeting regularly with his probation officer in Massachusetts, has participated in weekly counseling sessions and has been subject to random tests at work at least weekly since August, he said. The tests all have come back free of controlled substances, steroids and alcohol.

Last month, Dennard received a second continuance on the hearing that was originally scheduled for Oct. 8, in relation to an arrest in July for suspicion of drunk driving, according to an administrator with the Lancaster County Court in Nebraska.

Dennard admitted he violated terms of his probation with the arrest. In April, a Nebraska judge ruled that Dennard must serve 30 days in jail and probation for charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer in 2012.