Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is no longer in a Lancaster County, Nebraska jail following his 60-day sentence for felony assault on a police officer.
Dennard, the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility and his agent confirmed, is no longer in the system, after getting released at 1 p.m. He spent 35 days in the jail, with Friday marking the first day he was eligible for release because of good behavior.
The 24-year-old cornerback was arrested just days prior to being drafted by the Patriots in 2012 for hitting a police officer. He was originally given two years probation and a 30-day jail sentence. His sentence had been suspended until after the football season.
But that sentence was extended after he admitted to violating his parole following his arrest while being suspected of drunk driving in July 2013. He pleaded no contest to the drunk driving charge and was assessed $500 and placed on probation for that offense.
Dennard recorded 40 tackles and one interception for the Patriots in his second NFL season. He started 11 of the team’s 19 games, including both playoff games.