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Dutch Football Star Sentenced to 18 Months in Jail for Stabbing Cousin
- Quincy Promes didn't attend the trial in the Netherlands as he remains in Russia
- Promes stabbed his cousin following an altercation at a family party in July 2020
- The Dutch forward is also being prosecuted for alleged involvement in drug trafficking
Former Netherlands and Sevilla forward Quincy Promes has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stabbing his cousin.
The 31-year-old forward, who plays for Russian club Spartak Moscow, was arrested in December 2020 regarding the incident which happened in July of that year.
The court in the Netherlands found charges of assault against Promes proven but found there was no attempted murder, according to ESPN.
Promes, who previously spent time on the books at Ajax and Sevilla, has also been ordered to pay €7,000 in compensation to his victim.
Promes is also being prosecuted in the Netherlands for alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
He is suspected of being involved in smuggling 1,360 kilograms of narcotics to the Netherlands or Belgium in two shipments in 2020.
The former Ajax star denied the charges but the court found there was enough evidence from two eyewitnesses and intercepted phone conversations to hand down a prison term.
The stabbing, to the leg, occurred at a family party at a warehouse in Abcoude after Promes got into an argument over a stolen necklace.
He was playing in the Netherlands for Ajax at the time but moved to Spartak in February 2021.
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The judge criticised Promes, currently in Russia, for not coming to the court to defend himself or expressing remorse.
His sentence would have been six months less had he done so. Promes can appeal the conviction.
Given he is in Russia, it's unclear whether Promes will return to the Netherlands to serve his prison sentence.
According to NOS, there is no extradition agreement between Russia and the Netherlands, and it can only be requested if Promes fails with any appeal.
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However, because of the drug trafficking allegations, Promes would be arrested if he sets foot in Europe or any country with an extradition treaty with the Netherlands.
Russian clubs are currently banned from playing in UEFA's competitions in Europe because of the conflict in Ukraine.
Starting his career at Twente, he had a four-year stint with Spartak between 2014 and 2018 before signing for Spanish club Sevilla.
From there, he spent a season and a half with Ajax before returning to Spartak. He has scored 37 goals in 74 games for the club during his second spell.
Promes investigated for moving narcotics
Sports Brief earlier reported the investigation into Promes’ case was triggered by a phone tap from a separate probe into a drug-smuggling case involving Promes.
Promes was charged in May with importing several hundred kilos of narcotics through the Belgian port of Antwerp in 2020.
Promes has been capped 50 times, scoring seven goals, and was part of the national team at the Euro 2020 championships, played in 2021 due to Covid but has not worn the orange jersey since.