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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard sits on the bench during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants in Foxborough, Mass. Dennard has reported to a Lincoln, Neb.,  jail to begin his 60-day term for a 2012 assault on a police officer. Corrections officers with the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility who spoke on condition of anonymity because of jail policy said Dennard reported to the Lincoln facility Saturday morning, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard sits on the bench during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants in Foxborough, Mass. Dennard has reported to a Lincoln, Neb., jail to begin his 60-day term for a 2012 assault on a police officer. Corrections officers with the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility who spoke on condition of anonymity because of jail policy said Dennard reported to the Lincoln facility Saturday morning, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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