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Ex-Husker defensive back Alfonzo Dennard was arrested early Sunday morning in Lincoln after failing to comply with officers during a traffic stop, according to police.

At about 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of 18th and N streets, officers stopped Dennard and were going to take him into custody for driving with a suspended license. He would not put his hands behind his back and a scuffle ensued, police said.

He was then arrested and booked in the Lancaster County jail on suspicion of assault on an officer, resisting arrest and failure to comply.

Dennard 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 in 2012.

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

Then on Dec. 8, 2015, Dennard was ordered to spend five days in jail for violating probation by failing an alcohol test. He was most recently arrested in September for failing to appear in Lancaster County court for traffic-related charges.

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