Spartak Moscow of Russia player, Quincy Promes has bagged an 18 months jail term after he stabbed his cousin in the knee.
He was sentenced after he was found guilty of assault by a Dutch court.
Promes, 31, was embroiled in an argument in 2020 resulting in the stabbing of his cousin in the knee.
Despite consistently denying the allegations, prosecutors in the Netherlands were convinced there is enough evidence against the footballer to merit a jail sentence.
Goal report that the 50-cap international forward was not present when the verdict was handed out to him in his home country. It is yet to be ascertained if Promes will ever trave back home.
Promes currently plays for Russian club, Spartak Moscow. He was sentenced after two eyewitnesses and some chats from his phone were considered.
The forward who has played for Ajax ad Sevilla has once had to pay his victim €7,000 in restitution.
The court ruled that had Promes attended the court proceeding in question and displayed any regret, his sentence would have been less severe.
Promes retains the right to appeal the verdict. And he will also eventually go on trial for alleged drug trafficking charges.
The forward scored 25 goas and provided 10 assists in all competitions for Spartak Moscow in the just concluded season. He played an important role as the club finished third place in the Russian Premier League behind Zenit St. Petersburg and CSKA Moscow.
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