Pats CB Dennard has probation extended to 3 years

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm •  Published: December 5, 2013
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge handed New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard another year of probation and 30 additional days in jail Thursday as a result of a drinking-and-driving incident in Nebraska last summer.

Dennard last April was sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in jail for assaulting a police officer outside a Lincoln bar in 2012. He admitted he violated his probation three months later when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Lancaster County District Court Judge Stephanie Stacy extended his probation from two to three years and his jail term from 30 to 60 days. He is to report to the county jail March 1. She also barred him from consuming or possessing alcohol and increased his mandatory community service from 100 to 200 hours, with 50 hours to be performed in Nebraska.

Stacy could have revoked Dennard's probation and sent him to jail.

"This is your last chance," Stacy told him.

Dennard, who played college football at Nebraska, is scheduled to appear in county court on Friday for a hearing on the July drunken-driving case.

Dennard apologized for violating probation and letting his family and teammates down. He said probation and counseling will help him to "keep learning how to walk that straight line."