"Heyyy-- Heyyy--quit Tazering me, officer."
Alfonzo Dennard nearly went pro last year. After a stellar junior season the Husker defensive back took a long, hard look at the NFL before deciding to return to Lincoln for his senior year. After spending a chunk of the season injured he returned to a season of above average but unspectacular play which unfortunately culminated with an ejection in the Capital One Bowl after a shoving match turned to punches with South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffrey.
Last Saturday Dennard was arrested after allegedly punching a police officer outside of a downtown Lincoln bar. According to reports it took four officers to subdue the incensed former Husker, though there is no word yet on how many officers it took to wrestle him out of his patented leather jacket.
It will be interesting to me to see how this arrest will impact Dennard's draft status. He had already been mildly underwhelming this season, the opposite of predictions that had him as a surefire All-American type player.
This latest setback could negatively impact his position amongst the other corners in this year's crop. Will GM's let him slide or will they look at this as just another slip up by a talented young player? We'll have to wait to see.
A talented player who has found himself on the wrong side of the law and has what some would call "character issues with good to very good potential? Paging Jerry Jones, please.