Officer had his 'hands full' with former Husker Dennard

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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — A Lincoln police officer said he got more than he bargained for last April when he decided to arrest Alfonzo Dennard after he saw the former Husker cornerback punch a man on a Lincoln street after bar closing.

Officer Benjamin Kopsa was the prosecution's first witness in Dennard's trial in Lancaster County District Court. Dennard, 23, faces a felony charge of third-degree assault on an officer and two misdemeanors in the April 21, 2012, incident. If convicted of all three charges, Dennard, who plays now for the New England Patriots, faces a maximum jail term of seven years, plus up to $12,000 in fines.

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