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Alfonzo Dennard’s jail sentence is extended to 60 days

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard.

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New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard.

In a Lincoln, Neb., courtroom Thursday, Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard had 30 days added to his jail sentence and received other penalties for violating probation, according to reports by the Lincoln Journal Star.

Dennard’s original 30-day sentence for assaulting a police officer was extended to 60 days — which he will begin serving March 1 — as the result of a DUI arrest in July, which violated the terms of his probation. The jail sentence could be reduced to 38 days with good behavior.

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In Lancaster County Court, Judge Stephanie Stacy also extended Dennard’s probation a year, added 100 hours of community service, and imposed a no-alcohol condition, according to the Journal Star.

Dennard’s troubles began in April 2012, when he was involved in a late-night skirmish outside a Lincoln bar. In February of this year, he was found guilty of assaulting a Lincoln police officer and resisting arrest. After being sentenced in April to 30 days in jail, to be served after the football season, and put on probation, Dennard was arrested on the DUI charge in July.

Dennard also is scheduled to appear in court Friday on that DUI charge.

Dennard’s attorney sought a continuance on Thursday’s sentencing, which was denied by Stacy, the Journal Star said. The judge also denied a motion by the state to revoke Dennard’s probation entirely before she modified the terms.

According to the Journal Star, the judge told Dennard, “I want you to know this is your last chance.”

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