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UPDATE: Former Husker Alfonzo Dennard arrested for DUI

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Posted by: Camila Orti
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Former Husker turned NFL player Alfonzo Dennard was arrested early Thursday morning for DUI.

Lincoln police say they pulled him over near 50th and Normal Boulevard around 2 A.M. for a traffic violation.

Officers cited Dennard for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Police say the New England Patriot's Cornerback was also cited for refusing a chemical test and straddling the lane lines. Police could not determine Dennard's blood-alcohol content level because he blew too lightly into the breathalyzer.

The arrest comes exactly three months after being sentenced to jail for hitting a Lincoln police officer during a fight outside a downtown bar back in 2011, just days before the NFL draft. Dennard was on probation for this assault, and given 30 days in jail starting in March of 2014 along with 100 hours of community service. His lawyer was planning on asking the probation to be waived as long as the football star stayed out of trouble.

Locals are shaking their heads.

"If he was playing on my team he'd be gone to be honest with you," Lexie Jackson said.

The New England Patriots issued the following statement:

"The New England Patriots are extremely disappointed to learn of Alfonzo Dennard's arrest. We take this matter very seriously and are working to get more information on the incident."

Dennard's court date is set for August 12.

Although his attorney had no new information to share with us, Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly says if they decide to revoke Dennard's probation, he could get a new jail sentence of up to five years.

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