It’s been a pretty rough off-season for the NFL. Another player, New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, was arrested this week for driving under the influence.
According to NFL.com, Dennard was arrested while driving in Lincoln, Nebraska. The 23-year-old was pulled over at about 2 in the morning after an officer noticed the car swerving down the road.
The officer said that he smelled alcohol on Dennard and had the Patriots player do a field sobriety test. Dennard was then taken to a substance abuse treatment center to take a formal breath test but the NFL player refused to submit to the test.
The New England Patriots released a statement, saying: “The New England Patriots are extremely disappointed to learn of Alfonzo Dennardâs arrest. We take this matter very seriously and are working to get more information on the incident.”
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello added: “(The league) will look into it, as we would any such incident, but will not speculate on an outcome until all the facts are known.”
This isn’t the first time that Dennard has been arrested. Dennard was recently found guilty of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail in April and is now on 24 months probation.
The judge told Dennard that he could serve his 30 days prison sentence starting March 1, 2014. It’s unclear if his recent arrest will change the judge’s decision.
The NFL has seen several players get arrested during this off-season. Colts safety Joe Lefeged was recently arrested for a multiple gun violations. He was the 31st NFL player to be arrested since last year’s Super Bowl.