Pats’ Alfonzo Dennard convicted of felony assault on police officer

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The Patriots seventh round draft pick from last year's draft faces up to six years of jail time after being convicted of third degree assault today (Credit: AP Photo)

The Patriots seventh round draft pick from last year’s draft faces up to six years of jail time after being convicted of third degree assault today (Credit: AP Photo)

Patriots corner back Alfonzo Dennard was convicted today of third degree assault on a police officer.

Dennard was also convicted on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. He could face up to six years of jail time.

The incident that resulted in Dennard being charged occurred just before last year’s April draft. Dennard was accused of punching a police officer in the face following a night out at a Lincoln, Nebraska bar.

Dennard fell to the seventh round of last year’s draft, in part due to the arrest, before being drafted by the New England Patriots.

He started in seven regular season games for the Patriots this year.

Dennard is unlikely to play many games next year as he faces jail time and a possible suspension by the NFL for his arrest.

Dennard will be sentenced April 11.

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