Dutch footballer Quincy Promes has been sentenced to one and a half years in prison for causing serious bodily harm. The former international was found guilty by the Amsterdam Criminal Court on Monday. The 31-year-old stabbed a cousin in the leg with a knife at a family gathering after an argument. His lawyer announced an appeal.
Quincy Promes: Ex-national player has to go to jail
Promes has been back at Spartak Moscow since February 2021, where he was under contract from 2014 to 2018, and was absent from the sentencing hearing. He is said to be in Moscow. It is unclear if and when he will start his sentence. According to Russian media reports last December, Promes applied for Russian citizenship, and if he enters his homeland he must expect immediate arrest.
Prosecutors had asked for two years in prison for the former winger from record champions Ajax Amsterdam. Although the court saw no intent, it pointed out that Promes, as a prominent athlete, had a role model function. The court also charged that he had not accepted any responsibility for the crime.
Promes had previous contacts with the police
Evidence of Promes’ guilt came primarily from wiretapped telephone calls. He had already been observed by the police in connection with another crime. Promes is suspected of being involved in smuggling 1,300 kilograms of cocaine. Promes denies these allegations.