LINCOLN — Former Nebraska football player Alfonzo Dennard, charged with third-degree assault of a police officer, has entered a written plea of not guilty and waived Wednesday's arraignment hearing, according to court documents.
Dennard filed a written arraignment form in Lancaster County District Court on Tuesday. His next court date has not yet been set.
The 22-year-old is also facing charges of resisting arrest and third-degree assault.
Dennard was arrested in downtown Lincoln on April 21, a week before the New England Patriots selected him in the seventh round of the NFL draft. He was an all-conference cornerback his final two seasons with the Huskers, finishing 10th on Nebraska's career list for pass breakups (21).
He was signed by the Patriots on Tuesday.
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