Husker arrested for assaulting a police officer

Alfonzo Dennard

By:  Newsroom

Lincoln police say Husker cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested Friday night near a downtown bar.

Police Captain Joe Wright says officers saw the 22-year-old Dennard arguing with another man at 14th & O.  Wright says the argument escalated and officers separated the two.  Moments later, police say Dennard began arguing with a different man.  Again, officers intervened and separated the two.

Wright says Dennard bumped into and hit a third man.  As officers went to arrest Dennard for assault, he pushed one officer and hit him in the face.  Wright says additional officers were called in to take Dennard into custody.  The officer who was hit was not injured.

Dennard was arrested for assault on the man, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.