LINCOLN — Alex Lewis, the former starting Colorado offensive lineman who announced on May 10 that he was transferring to Nebraska, was charged in Boulder County Court on Wednesday with second-degree felony assault and two counts of misdemeanor harassment in connection with a weekend fight near CU's campus.
Lewis waived his formal advisement of charges. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 3. His former Buffalo teammate, quarterback Jordan Webb, was also charged with second-degree felony assault.
In a phone interview Tuesday, Lewis' lawyer Donald Brenner, said he expected Lewis' felony charge could get reduced to a misdemeanor.
“I'm confident Alex will come out of this in pretty good shape,” Brenner said.
According to a Boulder police report, Lewis allegedly and repeatedly pushed a 22-year-old into a brick wall and eventually a parking kiosk. Lewis said in the police report that the alleged victim swung twice at Lewis, missed twice, and received only two pushes from Lewis.
The Boulder Daily Camera reported on Wednesday that Brenner corrected one of his earlier statements in which he said Lewis was wearing Nebraska clothing the night of the attack. Brenner said he was “confused” and “misspoke.” According to the police report, Lewis was wearing a light blue/gray shirt.