On Tuesday, Patriots rookie Alfonzo Dennard entered a written plea of not guilty to third-degree assault of a police officer. He waived Wednesday's arraignment hearing, according to Omaha.com.
Dennard's next court date was not disclosed.
The cornerback, 22, was arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska less than a week before the NFL draft. Allegedly, he was fighting with another man outside a bar, and assaulted one of the officers who tried to intervene.
He's also charged with resisting arrest.
In the meantime, Dennard is not barred from OTAs. He participated in workouts last week and shouldn't miss mid-June's mini-camp.
Not that New England is too bothered; the Patriots signed Dennard to a four-year deal on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.
"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.
"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.
Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."
Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.