New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has his court date delayed again

Eric Edholm

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard appears to be playing pretty good bump-and-run with the legal system.

For the second time, Dennard's court date stemming from a probation violation in his home state of Nebraska has been delayed. It initially was scheduled for Friday morning but has been pushed back to Sept. 16.

Dennard and the Patriots head to Buffalo Sunday for a tilt with the Buffalo Bills, and rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel.

Back in April, Dennard was placed on probation and sentenced to 30 days in jail, which he will serve next March following a conviction of assaulting a police officer outside a nightclub. The incident occurred five days before the 2012 draft, when the Patriots threw him a lifeline in the seventh round.

Then Dennard was arrested in July for suspicion of DUI, also back in Nebraska, triggering the probation hearing.

Dennard hasn't been a model citizen recently, but he has found a way of not letting it affect his professional career to date. At least for another 10 days.

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