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New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested Thursday morning in Lincoln, Nebraska, under the suspicion of driving under the influence. Police say Denard was pulled over at 2 a.m. and given a field sobriety test, of which he failed.
Police spokeswoman Katie Flood said Dennard was taken to a detoxification center but not jailed. Dennard is also accused of refusing a chemical test and a driving infraction. Charges have not been filed yet.
This was Dennard’s second arrest in just over one year. Back in April of 2012, Dennard was convicted of felony assault against a police office. Dennard was given two years probation and a 30-year jail term to serve after the 2013 season. Now with Dennard having already been on probation prior to this DUI, it may prove to be the last straw for the often troubled Denanrd and he may find himself cut by the Patriots very soon.
It all began with Aaron Hernandez being arrested last month and released literally within the hour. CB Dennard most likely will suffer the same fate. The Patriots understood what they were getting in each player when they were drafted in the 4th and 7th round respectively. The Patriots analyzed the risk vs reward and thought that the reward would be the bigger pay off. Now the Patriots can see why other teams allowed these two players to slip to later rounds.
Bostonians and the media understand that the Patriots are not afraid to pick up players with character issues or flaws, they believe that once they learn the Patriots way, it will change them for the good, but coach Belichick and QB Tom Brady can not help everybody. Just look at some of the most recent players that have come to New England and failed terribly both on and off the field…Donte Stallworth, Albert Hanesworth, Aaron Hernandez, Joey Galloway, Shaun Ellis and most famously Chad Ochocinco.