New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has been convicted of third-degree felony assault on a police officer, according to Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal-Star.
Dennard could face up to six years in prison for the conviction. He also was convicted of the misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, but was acquitted of a charge of assaulting another man.
Dennard had been charged following an incident outside a bar in Lincoln, Neb., in which he hit a police officer in the jaw shortly before the 2012 draft.
Dennard, who starred at the University of Nebraska, had been originally projected as a possible second or third-round pick, plummeted to the seventh round where the Patriots selected him last April.
Follow me on Twitter @TerryMc13
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
NOV 25 Jeff Fedotin
Tampa Bay wide receiver has a TD in four straight games.
NOV 20 Joel Corry
A detailed look at the eight candidates vying for that unique honor.
NOV 18 Dion Caputi
Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer has overcome long odds to put his team in contention for a playoff berth.