Monday, a court in the Netherlands handed down a sentence of 18 months in prison to former Netherlands international player Quincy Promes for the stabbing of his cousin at a family gathering.
Because he is presently residing in Russia, the Spartak Moscow forward, who is 31 years old and pleaded not guilty, was not present in court in Amsterdam for the sentence.
According to the findings of the court, Promes stabbed his cousin in the leg during a dispute in 2020 over a stolen jewelry towards the conclusion of a family birthday party.
According to the report, a person who is guilty of the offense is generally given a sentence of at least one year in prison; however, Promes was given a longer sentence due of his public prominence.
According to a statement released by the court, “the court took into account the fact that the suspect is a professional football player and a well-known Dutchman, and as a result, he has an exemplary function.”
“The suspect is also being held accountable by the court for the fact that he has not accepted any responsibility for his act.”
In spite of the fact that they had asked for a two-year sentence, the prosecutors withdrew the accusation of attempted murder against Promes last year.
The inquiry was started as a result of a phone tap that was carried out as part of an unrelated investigation into a drug smuggling case involving Promes.
In May, Promes was accused with importing several hundred kilograms of cocaine through the port of Antwerp, which is located in Belgium, in the year 2020.
Promes has earned 50 caps for his country, during which time he has scored seven goals. He was also a member of the national squad that competed in the Euro 2020 championships, which were moved to 2021 because to Covid, although he has not worn the orange shirt since then.
He moved to Amsterdam’s Ajax in 2019 from Sevilla in a deal of 15 million euros ($16.4 million) before heading back to Spartak in 2021. During a previous stint with Spartak, he was voted Russia’s footballer of the year in 2017.