Dennard, who was originally scheduled to appear in court this week on a probation violation hearing, had his court date moved to September 6, according to Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star.
In April, Dennard was placed on probation and sentenced to 30 days in jail after he was convicted of assaulting a police officer. At the time, the judge agreed to put off the 30-day jail sentence until after the upcoming NFL season, and said that if Dennard kept his nose clean he would get the opportunity to avoid jail at all. But in July, Dennard was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The worst-case scenario for Dennard and the Patriots would be that the judge finds that Dennard violated his probation with the DUI arrest and orders him to serve the 30-day jail stint immediately. Going to jail for 30 days starting on September 6 would keep Dennard out for at least the first five games of the regular season.
If Alfonzo Dennard goes to jail, that means Devin McCourty will most likely move from safety to cornerback and that scares the shit out of me. McCourty sent me to the edge of the Tobin at least a dozen times last year. When he moved to safety, I became mental stability again.
I mean, he has been great at safety but just the idea of Devin Friggin McCourty at cornerback on this team going forward makes my blood pressure rise. Thankfully, the criminal justice system in this country is a joke and the criminals and delinquents walk all the time.
Dont get me wrong, I want to see this guy get his due punishment. But I also care about the psychological well being of Patriots fans and want to see the mental state of the people of New England stable this fall. Lets cross our fingers.