A lawyer representing Alex Lewis — the former Colorado offensive lineman who announced in May he was transferring to Nebraska one day before being arrested and charged with felony assault — told the Boulder Daily Camera on Friday that Lewis is set to enroll at NU despite no resolution to his legal situation.
Lewis’ hearing in Boulder (Colo.) County Court was again delayed after Lewis’ first lawyer, Donald Brenner, had asked to withdraw from the case because of a conflict of interest. Lewis’ new lawyer, Gary Lozow, said Lewis would travel to Lincoln to enroll at Nebraska. Lozow didn’t know Lewis’ status with the team. Lewis has a hearing now scheduled for Sept. 20.
Reporters’ next opportunity to ask Nebraska coach Bo Pelini about Lewis’ status will be after Saturday afternoon’s practice.
At Big Ten media days, Pelini declined to make an extended comment beyond “there are no guarantees for Alex — there never were.”
In an initial conversation with The World-Herald shortly after the mid-May arrest, Brenner expressed confidence that the assault charge — which stems from a fight on CU’s campus in which Lewis allegedly hit a 22-year-old’s head against a cement sidewalk and a metal kiosk — would be reduced to something less than a felony.
In July, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office said it had reached the best offer it could make to Lewis, though it did not divulge what it was. Prosecutor Bruce Langer told the Daily Camera on Friday that a lawyer change won’t affect that offer.