Trial Begins for Former Nebraska Football Player

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Jury selection for a former Nebraska football player accused of assaulting an officer began Monday.

Alfonzo Dennard is accused of punching an officer in the face during a fight outside a downtown Lincoln bar last April.

He's facing three charges: assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and third-degree assault. Dennard pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

Dennard's attorney Terry Dougherty expects the trial to last five days.

Judge Stephanie Stacy said that one of the prospective jurors happens to be her neighbor. She also disclosed that her husband is a former husker football player. Attorneys for both sides agreed that they are aware of the disclosures and said they had no problem with them. Fifty-five prospective jurors will be interviewed by counsel for both sides.

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