Alfonzo Dennard, the former Husker and current New England Patriots cornerback, reported to jail Saturday morning for his 60-day term as part of probation for assaulting a police officer in 2012.

Dennard, 24, will have to stay at the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility for 35 days, after credit for good time and three days served are applied.

In April, a judge gave him two years' probation, 30 days in jail and community service for assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest days before he was chosen in the NFL Draft.

The judge later extended the probation to three years and doubled the jail time after a Lincoln police sergeant pulled Dennard over early July 11 for straddling lane lines and found he'd been drinking.

In December, Dennard pleaded no contest to refusal to submit to a chemical test. A judge fined him $500, revoked his driver's license for 60 days and gave him probation concurrent with the three-year probation.

He completed his eligibility at Nebraska in 2011 as one of the nation's top lockdown corners, but he was drafted in the seventh round in April of 2012 in the wake of his arrest.

 

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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Zach Pluhacek is an assistant city editor.

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