BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots issued the following statement regarding the arrest of cornerback Alfonzo Dennard:
“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 was arrested early Thursday morning in Lincoln, Nebraska on suspicion of driving while under the influence. This is the second arrest in the last 15 months for the 23-year-old Dennard, who was convicted of assaulting a Lincoln police officer in 2012.
Dennard is currently on probation for that incident, and was scheduled to serve 30 days in jail beginning on March 1, 2014.
This is the second arrest for the Patriots in the last month. Former tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested in June, and is currently in jail after being charged with first degree murder.
Hernandez was released by the team shortly after his arrest.