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Former Nebraska Football Star Arrested For Assaulting Police

A photo of the outside of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Former Nebraska football defensive back Alfonzo Dennard was arrested in Lincoln early yesterday morning.

Dennard, who played for the Huskers from 2008-2011 before a brief NFL career, was taken in after a traffic stop led to an alleged scuffle between he and a police officer.

This is Alfonzo Dennard's second arrest since September.

More on his situation, from The Kearny Hub:

Alfonzo Dennard, 29, of La Vista, was arrested after a traffic stop near the intersection of 18th and N Streets, said Sgt. Derek Dittman of the Lincoln Police Department. Officers stopped Dennard for having an expired registration and were going to take him into custody for driving with a suspended license.

Dittman said a struggle ensued when Dennard refused to put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed. An officer received minor injuries, Dittman said.

Dennard was booked into the Lancaster County Jail on suspicion of assault on an officer, resisting arrest and failure to comply. In September, Dennard was arrested for failing to appear in Lancaster County Court on three misdemeanor traffic-related charges: no operator's license, improper registration and no proof of insurance.

Dennard was also arrested for assaulting an officer back in 2o12, after his Nebraska career had wrapped up.

That arrest hurt the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year's NFL Draft stock, and he wound up going in the 7th round to the New England Patriots. His rookie year was arguably his most impactful, recording 35 tackles and three interceptions.

He played two more seasons for New England, but was waived after the 2014-15 season. He was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals, but never played for the team.

[The Kearny Hub]