Punter facing attempted murder charge surrenders, posts bail

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 5:38 am
By: News On 6

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) A former Northern Colorado backup punter charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of his rival surrendered to authorities.

Mitchell Cozad was released on $500,000 bail. He is tentatively scheduled for a hearing November 6th, the district attorney's office said.

The 21 year old player is accused of stabbing starter Rafael Mendoza in his kicking leg last month in a crime that drew comparisons to the attack on Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan by Tonya Harding's hit man.