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Pats CB Alfonzo Dennard Arrested (1 Viewer)

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The hits keep on coming for the Patriots. Just announced on WEEI . . .

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, who had his jail time deferred until after the season for assaulting a police officer, has been arrested for DUI and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

 
There's a reason why this dolt was available in the 7th round, even though he was a clear top 2-round talent. I bet the Pats cut him before the week is out.

 
The hits keep on coming for the Patriots. Just announced on WEEI . . .

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, who had his jail time deferred until after the season for assaulting a police officer, has been arrested for DUI and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
My guess is he skates on this. The Mass DUI laws are kind of a joke.

"Take the Breathalyzer"

"No"

"You lose your license for 90 days and are guilty of a DUI"

"Your honor I didn't drink and drive, this is BS"

"Your honor he looked drunk and refused the breathalyzer"

"Your honor this pig is lying he can't prove that without the breathalyzer results"

"I guess your right. Here is your license back and your free to go"

 
The hits keep on coming for the Patriots. Just announced on WEEI . . .

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, who had his jail time deferred until after the season for assaulting a police officer, has been arrested for DUI and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
My guess is he skates on this. The Mass DUI laws are kind of a joke.
He was arrested in Nebraska and not Massachusettes.

 
With the Hernandez situation, the Pats have to cut Dennard...and fairly immediately, at that.

I'll be shocked if they don't.

 
The hits keep on coming for the Patriots. Just announced on WEEI . . .

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, who had his jail time deferred until after the season for assaulting a police officer, has been arrested for DUI and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
My guess is he skates on this. The Mass DUI laws are kind of a joke.
He was arrested in Nebraska and not Massachusettes.
Ahh... well that changes things. I thought Mass was the only state in the country that gave you the option anymore.

Hes probably in trouble big time.

 
The hits keep on coming for the Patriots. Just announced on WEEI . . .

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, who had his jail time deferred until after the season for assaulting a police officer, has been arrested for DUI and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
My guess is he skates on this. The Mass DUI laws are kind of a joke.
He was arrested in Nebraska and not Massachusettes.
Ahh... well that changes things. I thought Mass was the only state in the country that gave you the option anymore.

Hes probably in trouble big time.
I believe it's an "option" in every state, but if you refuse then you are given an DUI. I don't think the Pats cut him for this.

 
Should have specified. Yes, arrested in Nebraska . . . where he was already on 2 years probation and slated to serve 30 days for assaulting a police officer after the season. His arrest is a clear violation of his probation, and it sounds like he could have to start serving his sentence in the next week or so (and he could also now see additional jail time).

 
Just as long as the running game stays in tact. This team is in a world of PR hurt.

The Lions of a few year back, but worse, yuck.

 
The hits keep on coming for the Patriots. Just announced on WEEI . . .

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, who had his jail time deferred until after the season for assaulting a police officer, has been arrested for DUI and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
My guess is he skates on this. The Mass DUI laws are kind of a joke.

"Take the Breathalyzer"

"No"

"You lose your license for 90 days and are guilty of a DUI"

"Your honor I didn't drink and drive, this is BS"

"Your honor he looked drunk and refused the breathalyzer"

"Your honor this pig is lying he can't prove that without the breathalyzer results"

"I guess your right. Here is your license back and your free to go"
Given that it's a "zero tolerance" law this is almost nice, since if you're convicted (even wrongly) of a DUI you have a criminal record for life. Unfortunately there's no tiers to the charges, just, you were OUI or not. The law will affect the guy driving fine but who gets picked up at a checkpoint driving 5mph over the limit and is barely over the drinking limit as well as the guy who is swerving uncontrollably and horribly drunk. It's actually all sorts of horrible for the average person who gets charged with it.

 
Need more facts here. Certainly a tough break for the Patriots and Patriot fans, but Dennard was a large part of their improving secondary. I don't pretend to understand the cap rules, but I don't think he'd be a huge problem to have to carry given his current contract. Looks like he's on the books for cheap the next 2 years - 2014: $570,000, 2015: $660,000.

I think the Patriots will wait and see the actual penalty Dennard gets before cutting ties. If you avoid jail, he may remain on the roster.

 
The new CBA includes eventual penalties for teams after a certain number of player incidents, right? Anyone know what that is?

 
Kinda analogous to the Roethlisberger/Holmes situation, no?

I see both sides of the coin in the cut/hold debate of how the Pats should respond. Interested to see what Kraft does with this one.

 
The new CBA includes eventual penalties for teams after a certain number of player incidents, right? Anyone know what that is?
Yes, teams can be fined for players breaking the personal conduct policy. Haven't ever seen the specifics but the NFL has said multiple teams have been fined for it already. For one of the other types (forget if it is for illegal hits, or for banned substances), the team is punished a percentage of the salary lost by the suspended player.

 
Kinda analogous to the Roethlisberger/Holmes situation, no?

I see both sides of the coin in the cut/hold debate of how the Pats should respond. Interested to see what Kraft does with this one.
really don't see a how to be honest.

 
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Interesting

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, arrested for DUI on Thursday, said he took two or more breathalyzer tests from police after being pulled over.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who cited an unnamed source who had communicated with Dennard, the Patriots' cornerback did not blow hard enough to register a blood-alcohol measurement. Lincoln, Nebraska police reportedly allege Dennard declined to take a breath test. Dennard is on probation from a February assault conviction. He faces an uncertain future.
 
Interesting

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, arrested for DUI on Thursday, said he took two or more breathalyzer tests from police after being pulled over.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who cited an unnamed source who had communicated with Dennard, the Patriots' cornerback did not blow hard enough to register a blood-alcohol measurement. Lincoln, Nebraska police reportedly allege Dennard declined to take a breath test. Dennard is on probation from a February assault conviction. He faces an uncertain future.
This is a pretty common tactic, and it almost always results in a refusal IIRC.

 
The big issue here is his probation. I don't think it matters at all what (if any) charges he faces. The mere fact that he's been arrested is a violation. Jail time would certainly hurt his roster security, I'd think. But the Pats were very clear on their decision to cut Hernandez and I see no correlation here. DUI is nowhere near the murder case which Kraft called "too close to an unthinkable act" when discussing the release of Hernandez.

I still want to see Dennard in a Pat uniform. From everything I've seen, he made one really stupid decision hitting a cop. I never found anything else mentioned with his 'character concern' tag. Obviously, this one is a giant, idiotic strike two, but not something that makes me think he should be run out of town a.s.a.p.

 
KellysHeroes said:
Kinda analogous to the Roethlisberger/Holmes situation, no?

I see both sides of the coin in the cut/hold debate of how the Pats should respond. Interested to see what Kraft does with this one.
really don't see a how to be honest.
You don't see how the situations are analogous or you don't see both sides of the Dennard coin?

If it's the analogy part, I see similarities in a star player making major PR waves for a team followed by a lesser player making minor PR waves for a team. In the Steelers situation, the BR waves certainly impacted how they handled Holmes issues. Will Hernandez's issues affect how the Pats deal with Dennard? Different size/scope of issues and different talents involved, but that's where I was drawing the analogy from.

 
KellysHeroes said:
Kinda analogous to the Roethlisberger/Holmes situation, no?

I see both sides of the coin in the cut/hold debate of how the Pats should respond. Interested to see what Kraft does with this one.
really don't see a how to be honest.
You don't see how the situations are analogous or you don't see both sides of the Dennard coin?

If it's the analogy part, I see similarities in a star player making major PR waves for a team followed by a lesser player making minor PR waves for a team. In the Steelers situation, the BR waves certainly impacted how they handled Holmes issues. Will Hernandez's issues affect how the Pats deal with Dennard? Different size/scope of issues and different talents involved, but that's where I was drawing the analogy from.
I think Dennard will see a 4-game suspension and that's it. Pats won't cut him. BB is too detached to allow the AH scenario to impact how he will handle the Dennard situation. He will see the Dennard situation in a vacuum as it relates to that player and only that player.

Not sure what Nebraska laws are, but sounds like given he "didn't fail" the breathalyzer he could very well be looking at a one-year suspension of license for failure to comply (DMV penalty) but potential acquittal of with criminal DUI charages (court penalty) which stinks if you need to drive to work but not the worst thing in the world if you're an NFL player.

 

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