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Alfonzo Dennard’s court hearing postponed

Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who was scheduled to be back in a Lincoln, Neb., courtroom on Friday for a probation violation hearing, has had that date moved back again.

According to the clerk of the Lancaster County District Court, Dennard’s hearing is now scheduled for Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 35, which belongs to Judge Stephanie Stacy.

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This is the second time the hearing date has been changed; it was initially set for Aug. 27, then moved to Sept. 6.

Stacy is the judge who sentenced Dennard in April to 24 months probation, a 30-day jail sentence to be served in March 2014 and 100 hours of community service after a jury found him guilty of hitting a Lincoln police officer in April 2012, a third-degree felony in Nebraska.

On July 11 -- three months to the day after he was sentenced -- Dennard was pulled over in Lincoln and cited for suspicion of driving under the influence after an officer saw his red Honda Accord straddling lane lines. When he was pulled over, the officer said Dennard “emitted an odor of alcohol and displayed signs of impairment.”

He refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, was cited for DUI and released.

Judge Stacy will determine if that incident violates the terms of his probation, and if so, what, if any, punishment should be handed down.

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