Former Husker Alfonzo Dennard has been charged with assaulting a Lincoln police officer who stopped his vehicle for having an expired registration.
Lincoln police report Dennard, who is 29 and lives in La Vista, refused to put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed after being pulled over by Sgt. Derek Dittman. The two scuffled. Dittman suffered minor injuries.
Dennard has been accused of assaulting an officer before. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail in 2012 for third-degree assault on an officer and resisting arrest.
Dennard played for Nebraska from 2008 to 2011. Dennard played in the NFL for the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals.
William Padmore assisted with this story.