Coming Up
  • Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 12:00AM - 11:59PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 12:00AM - 11:15PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" in Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Sun., Apr. 27, 2014 12:00AM - 11:59PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Mon., Apr. 28, 2014 9:00AM - 11:59PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to a replay of Tuesday's edition of PFW in Progress.
  • Tue., Apr. 29, 2014 12:00AM - 11:59AM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Tue., Apr. 29, 2014 11:55AM - 2:00PM EDT Live PFW in Progress Have lunch with Editor in Chief Fred Kirsch along with editor Paul Perillo, assistant editor Andy Hart and staff writer Erik Scalavino as they take you behind the pages of PFW on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments to webradio@patriots.com or call (508) 298-0398.
  • Tue., Apr. 29, 2014 2:00PM - 11:59PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to a replay of today's lineups on Patriots.com Radio.
  • Wed., Apr. 30, 2014 12:00AM - 11:59PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" of Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Thu., May. 01, 2014 12:00AM - 11:59AM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" of Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Thu., May. 01, 2014 12:00PM - 2:00PM EDT Live PFW in Progress Have lunch with Editor in Chief Fred Kirsch along with editor Paul Perillo, assistant editor Andy Hart and staff writer Erik Scalavino as they take you behind the pages of PFW on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments to webradio@patriots.com or call (508) 298-0398.
  • Thu., May. 01, 2014 2:00PM - 11:59PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" of Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Fri., May. 02, 2014 12:00AM - 11:59PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Sat., May. 03, 2014 12:00AM - 11:15PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" in Patriots.com Radio programming.

Patriots Football Weekly Blog

Print
RSS

Report: Dennard sentenced to 30 days; won't miss time in 2013

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was sentenced to 30 days in jail as a result of his April 2012 arrest but won't begin serving until March 1, 2014.

The verdict is in for cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, and according to the Boston Globe the news is good for the Patriots. The cornerback received 30 days in jail and 24 months of probation for assaulting a police officer last April, but that sentence won’t begin until March 1, 2014, meaning it will not affect the current season.

Judge Stephanie Stacy issued the sentencing Thursday morning in Lincoln, Neb., which also includes 100 hours of community service that will have to be “law-enforcement related.” In addition Dennard will need permission to travel for reasons outside of work, but that won’t affect his ability to travel between Nebraska and Foxborough or during the season. When Dennard reports to jail in 2014, he will get credit for three days already served.

The Globe report added the fact that Bill Belichick and Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini wrote letters on Dennard’s behalf, and Dennard agreed with the terms of his punishment after apologizing to his coaches, family, and fans prior to sentencing. And he also apologized to the police officer he assaulted, Ben Kopsa.

There remains the possibility that Dennard could be subject to league discipline should Commissioner Roger Goodell decide to go in that direction. Since the infraction took place before Dennard was drafted, it would stand to reason that the Players’ Association would fight vehemently against any further sanctions levied against Dennard.

However, a case could be made that once Dennard attended the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis two months before the arrest, thus donning the NFL logo and entering into the world of professional football, the league could still punish him, although that would seem unlikely at this point.

For now Dennard will be available for the full 16-game season and projects as a starting cornerback opposite the re-signed Aqib Talib.

Related Tags

BLOG DISCLAIMER


The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on the PFW Blog represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the New England Patriots organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Patriots officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Most Popular Media