Alfonzo Dennard waives hearing

Updated: May 15, 2012, 6:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- New England Patriots seventh-round draft pick Alfonzo Dennard will be arraigned May 30 in Lancaster County District Court on a charge of third-degree felony assault of a police officer.

The former Nebraska cornerback waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. He remains free on a $5,000 bond.

Dennard is accused of striking an officer during a disturbance outside a Lincoln bar on April 21, five days before the NFL draft started. He was the 2011 Big Ten defensive back of the year and had been projected to be a second- or third-round pick before his arrest.

If convicted, he could face five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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