In a shocking development, former Netherlands striker Quincy Promes has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for stabbing his cousin in the knee during a family gathering in July 2020.
The Spartak Moscow forward was found guilty of assault by a Dutch court. Former Netherlands striker Quincy Promes, who currently resides in Russia playing for Spartak Moscow, was absent during the court hearing where he was handed a custodial sentence.
The judgment was based on testimonies from two eyewitnesses and incriminating phone conversations. Promes, with previous stints at Ajax and Sevilla, has been ordered to pay €7,000 in compensation to the victim.
The court noted that his sentence could have been shorter if he had attended the hearing and expressed remorse. Promes can appeal the conviction, and he also faces a separate trial for alleged involvement in drug trafficking. The future remains uncertain for the 50-cap international forward.
His lawyer has confirmed plans to appeal the sentence. Adding to his legal woes, the 31-year-old is also facing charges for alleged involvement in drug trafficking, as recently announced by Dutch prosecutors. The football world remains stunned by these troubling revelations.