After being convicted guilty of stabbing his cousin, former Ajax and Netherlands international player Quincy Promes received a one and a half year prison term.
For the event that happened in July 2020 during a family gathering, a Dutch court judge returned a guilty judgement on Monday. He narrowly avoided being charged with attempted murder and manslaughter, but received 18 months in prison and a fine of €7,000 as reparation for assaulting his victim.
Despite the testimony of two witnesses, the 31-year-old, who played 50 times for the Netherlands national team, has denied the accusations. However, as he was being sentenced, it was revealed that there were chats on his phone.
The judge ruled that Promes‘ sentence would have been less severe had he appeared in court and displayed any regret. Promes presently resides in Russia and plays for Russian league powerhouse Spartak Moscow.
Although the former Sevilla footballer is qualified to challenge the ruling, it is still unknown whether he would carry out his sentence there or return home.
As he is anticipated to be charged later this year with smuggling 1370 kg of cocaine and being a member of an organized crime syndicate, Promes‘ criminal saga continues.