Ex-Big Ten star Dennard arrested

Nebraska’s outgoing star cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has been arrested following a disturbance early Saturday outside a Lincoln bar.

Lincoln Police Capt. Jason Stille said Dennard, 22, originally from Rochelle, Ga., was arrested on suspicion of assault of a police officer, third-degree assault and resisting arrest. He was held Saturday in the Lancaster County jail.

Stille said officers tried to break up a fight between Dennard and a 22-year-old man outside The Hour Lounge about 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Dennard hit the man before punching an officer who tried to intervene in the head, Stille said.

He was arrested after a brief struggle with four officers, police said. The officer hit in the head did not seek medical treatment.

Dennard, the senior leader of Nebraska’s receiving corps last season, earned All-Big Ten honors and won the conference’s inaugural Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award. He is projected to be as high as a second-round pick in next week’s NFL Draft.

A message left Saturday for a Nebraska athletic official wasn’t immediately returned.