Friday, August 10, 2007

All This Because He Wanted to Be... a Punter?

Don't know if any of you heard about this, but last year University of Northern Colorado backup punter Mitch Cozad didn't want to be the backup punter. He wanted to be the starter. Problem was, he wasn't good enough. Rafael Mendoza was better, so he was the starter.

For most college athletes, that would be motivation to work harder. Get better. Try to beat out the starter and earn the spot.

Or, you could just stab the guy in the leg. Which is what Cozad apparently did.

The trial just concluded and Cozad was found guilty of second-degree assault.

He'd had an alibi -- his then, now ex-, girlfriend. Bummer for him that she got a conscience 15 minutes after lying for him and told the truth: Cozad had left for a while in the middle of the night.

The prosecution actually brought two charges against Cozad: second-degree assault and first-degree attempted murder. I don't get the second charge, of which the jury found Cozad not guilty. Mendoza was stabbed in the leg (I think it was actually the ass cheek), then the attacker ran off. Would prosecution bring a charge like this in hopes of getting the defendant to cop a plea? Can any of you smart law folks out there enlighten me?

Anyway, Mendoza's back punting for the team and Cozad's going to jail.

Where I suspect he'll be turned into a wide receiver.


PJ said...

I have no idea what you're talking about so I have no comment.

I'm going to click publish your comment now, even though I have no comment to publish.

Eden said...

I think it has to do w/ the fact that he was living in Greeley/Evans. I lived there a year and I wanted to attack several people.

Mark said...

I think we need to ban knives.

Jodie K said...

Where was Tonya Harding that night?