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Former punter Cozad 'concerned' as stabbing trial nears

Updated: July 23, 2007, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- A week before his trial is scheduled to begin, a former Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter is nervous and concerned, his attorney said Monday.

Mitch Cozad is charged with attempted first-degree murder and second-degree assault in a Sept. 11 attack on Rafael Mendoza. Police have said they believe Cozad, of Wheatland, Wyo., stabbed Mendoza in an attempt to get the starting job.

The trail is set for July 30. After a pretrial conference Monday, ...

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