BOSTON (CBS) – New England Patriots corner Alfonzo Dennard will be able to finish the 2013 NFL season, but will have to answer to a probation violation afterwards.
Dennard was in a Nebraska court on Thursday to request a delay on his sentencing until after the season. That request was denied, and Dennard was sentenced to 60 days in jail — which will begin on March 1 — 100 hours of community service, and a no alcohol condition was added to his probation.
Dennard’s probation was also extended by one year.
The judge told Dennard “I want you to know this is your last chance” on Thursday, according to Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star.
With good behavior, the 24-year-old could serve just 35 days in jail (he has already served three days).
Dennard was convicted of assaulting a police officer and sentenced to a 30-day jail term in April 2012, which he was set to serve in March 2014 if he stayed out of trouble. He was arrested again in July on suspicion of driving under the influence, and in September acknowledged that he violating the terms of his probation.
He will be back in court on Friday to enter a plea in his DUI case.
Dennard, who is one of New England’s starting corners when healthy, was a seventh-round pick by the Patriots in 2012 after his draft stock dropped dramatically following his arrest.
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