A former Nebraska Cornhuskers and New England Patriots cornerback has been charged with several felonies in Lancaster County in Nebraska.
According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Alfonzo Dennard, who played for Nebraska from 2008 to 2011 and for New England from 2012 to 2014, has been charged with assaulting an officer and second-degree resisting arrest.
The charges come on the heels of a traffic stop this past Sunday.
The stop reportedly took place at around 1:15 am local time, early that morning.
Per the report, Dennard was pulled over on the day in question for having expired registration tags.
The police decided to arrest him for allegedly having an expired license and insurance card, and for having failed to appear in court for a prior traffic ticket.
The Lincoln Journal Star then describes "a struggle" that occurred afterwards:
Police said when he was told he was being arrested for driving under suspension, Dennard tensed up, wouldn't let the officer pull his left arm behind his back and said, "Come on, you're a sad individual."
A struggle moved into the middle of the street, and Dennard was able to free his right arm and get back to his SUV, according to police. Several more officers arrived and helped get him into custody at 1:34 a.m., a total of 19 minutes after the stop had begun.
Three officers were left with scrapes as a result of the scuffle, they said.
Dennard had several big games in his first two seasons and was a part of the Patriots' 2014 Super Bowl run, earning a ring after their Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Seattle Seahawks.