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Alfonzo Dennard is in jail in Lincoln after violating the terms of his probation for a third time, according to court records. 

Dennard, 26, was booked at 10:07 Tuesday morning and will serve five days in jail, records say.

He finished his Husker career in 2011 and was named the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year his senior year. A native of Rochell, Georgia, he was drafted in the seventh round by the New England Patriots.

He was projected to be picked between the second and fourth rounds of the NFL Draft in 2012, but that didn't happen after he punched a Lincoln police officer a week before the draft.

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A judge gave Dennard three years of probation and community service after he spent 35 days in jail in Lincoln.  

On Dec. 8, he was ordered to spend five days in jail for violating probation by failing an alcohol test. He also failed tests on Nov. 12 and Dec. 2. He was referred to pre-treatment in November and said on Dec. 2 he takes NyQuil to help him sleep.

Dennard spent three years with the Patriots and was part of their 2014 Super Bowl team, before he was released in May. He was promptly picked up by the Arizona Cardinals before being released in July.

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Reach the writer at 402-473-7395 or nmanna@journalstar.com. On Twitter @LJSNicholeManna.

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