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Nebraska's outgoing star cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has been arrested following a disturbance early Saturday outside a Lincoln bar.
Lincoln Police Capt. Jason Stille said Dennard, 22, originally from Rochelle, Ga., was arrested on suspicion of assault of a police officer, third-degree assault and resisting arrest. He was held Saturday in the Lancaster County jail.
Stille said officers tried to break up a fight between Dennard and a 22-year-old man outside The Hour Lounge about 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Dennard hit the man before punching an officer who tried to intervene in the head, Stille said.
He was arrested after a brief struggle with four officers, police said. The officer hit in the head did not seek medical treatment.
Dennard, the senior leader of Nebraska's receiving corps last season, earned All-Big Ten honors and won the conference's inaugural Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award. He is projected to be as high as a second-round pick in next week's NFL Draft.
A message left Saturday for a Nebraska athletic official wasn't immediately returned.
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One of the better cornerback prospects in the draft was arrested for alleged assault a few days before the draft.
Let’s skip the obligatory highly ranked prospect headed to the NFL doing something stupid intro. What happened early this morning deserves it’s own place in history.
Nebraska CB Alfonzo Dennard WAS stacked highly on a few mock draft boards as going in the first round. He was without question at the very least a second round pick.
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When you’re less than a week a week away from being drafted by an NFL team, getting arrested for assault is something you don’t want to do. If that person you allegedly assaulted is an on-duty police officer, then that’s something you definitely don’t want to do. But that’s reportedly what happened with former Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard early Saturday morning outside...
Via: Nebraska Husker football player Alfonzo Dennard was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a Lincoln police officer early Saturday. Lincoln police said Dennard, 22, was fighting with another man outside a bar near 14th and O Streets about 2:15 a.m. When officers attempted to intervene, Dennard allegedly pushed and then punched one officer in the face.
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Nebraska corner Alfonzo Dennard's draft stock will likely be hurt after being arrested on Saturday night for allegedly punching a police officer.
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