Muhammad appeared in court on Wednesday to face witness intimidation charges.
Prosecutors said the charges stemmed from Muhammad pointing a finger at one of the witnesses in the stabbing case and made a shooting motion.
Muhammad is being held on bail and is due back in court on Sept. 17.
On Tuesday, motions were filed in Rockville Superior Court for a speedy trial for the man accused of stabbing Howard to death.
John Lomax III is charged with killing 20-year old Howard during a fight outside the student union in Storrs.
Several football players are expected to be called as witnesses. If a trial is set for this fall, it would come in the middle of the UConn football season.