Patriots cornerback Alfonso Dennard has been granted a second continuance on a hearing related to his July 11 arrest in Nebraska for suspicion of drunk driving, according to the Lancaster (Neb.) County Court, the Boston Herald reported. The hearing is now scheduled for Dec. 6.
It had been originally been scheduled for Oct. 8 and then moved to Nov. 13.
Dennard, a second-year player from the University of Nebraska, has admitted to violating the terms of his two-year probation from a previous arrest for assaulting a police office in Lincoln, Neb., in April 2012, and a judge will sentence him Dec. 5, a ruling that is independent of the ruling in the DUI case.
Dennard faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for violating his probation. Dennard received two years of probation and a 30-day jail sentence to be served in March for the assault arrest. His new probation terms at the discretion of the judge.
The rescheduled date means that Dennard might appear in court on consecutive days. The Patriots host the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 8
Dennard, a starting cornerback, has 34 tackles and nine interceptions in nine games this season.