On the field, Alfonzo Dennard was a shutdown corner. But early Saturday morning, Dennard allegedly went on offense and ended up in the Lancaster County Jail. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
Shortly after 2 am Saturday morning, former Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested after an incident near 14th & O Street. According to WOWT-Channel 6, Dennard hit another man outside the Hour Lounge bar shortly after closing time. KOLN-Channel 10 reports that Dennard then got into an argument with another man. An officer tried to arrest Dennard who resisted. Four officers eventually subdued Dennard and took the NFL prospect into custody. He is suspected of third degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and third degree assault.
Dennard had been considered a top ten cornerback in next week's NFL draft. Shutdown Corner ranked Dennard #27 on their list of NFL draft picks. Prognosticators have predicted that Dennard would be selected somewhere between the late first round and the third round. That is, until this incident. NFL teams will no doubt be reconsidering Dennard and asking more questions in the coming days. It should go without saying that this hurts Dennard's potential to be an earlier pick in the draft, though we'll have to wait and see just what, if any, charges will actually be filed in the coming days.