According to the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star, which had a reporter in the courtroom, Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard had his probation modified Thursday, but the 30 days added to his jail sentence won't change the date on which he's scheduled to begin serving the time, which is after the football season.
Dennard appeared before Judge Stephanie Stacy in Lancaster County Court for a probation hearing. He admitted in September to violating his probation, which was part of his sentence for a felony assault conviction earlier this year. Dennard was arrested in July on a charge of driving under the influence, prompting the probation hearing.
Stacy had the ability to re-sentence Dennard, which could have meant up to five years in jail. Instead, according to the Lincoln newspaper, Stacy added 100 hours of community service and instituted a no-alcohol provision. The 30 days added to Dennard's jail sentence bring the new numbers of days he must serve to 60, or 38 with good time. Dennard must report to jail March 1.
Dennard had asked the judge to issue a continuance, but that motion was denied.