The trial for Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard began in earnest Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb., with attorneys for both sides giving their opening statements.

Not surprisingly, the statements gave conflicting accounts of what happened on the night of April 21, 2012, outside of a Lincoln bar, when Dennard allegedly hit both a police officer and another man.

Dennard’s attorney, Terry Dougherty, said in court that his client would admit to resisting arrest but did not assault anyone.

The incident happened just days before the NFL Draft. Considered a mid-round pick, Dennard fell to the seventh round, where the Patriots took him 224th overall.