Quincy Promes, a former forward for the Netherlands and Sevilla, was given an 18-month prison term for stabbing his cousin.
The Russian club Spartak Moscow‘s 31-year-old forward was detained in December 2020 in connection with the incident that took place in July of that year.
According to ESPN, the Dutch court decided that Promes’ assault allegations were valid but that no attempt at murder had been made.
Promes has also been forced to pay his victim €7,000 in restitution. Promes previously worked for Ajax and Sevilla.
In the Netherlands, Promes is also facing charges related to alleged drug trafficking.
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.
Promes, who is now in Russia, was criticized by the judge for failing to appear in court to present his defense or show regret.
Had he done so, his sentence would have been reduced by six months. The conviction is appealable by Promes.
It is unknown if Promes will travel back to the Netherlands to complete his prison term given that he is now in Russia.
There is no extradition agreement between Russia and the Netherlands, according to NOS, and it can only be requested if Promes is unsuccessful in all appeals.
However, if Promes enters Europe or any nation that has an extradition agreement with the Netherlands, he will be detained due to the drug trafficking claims.
Because of the situation in Ukraine, Russian clubs are currently prohibited from participating in UEFA competitions in Europe.
Prior to joining Spanish club Sevilla, he enjoyed a four-year run with Spartak between 2014 and 2018. He began his career with Twente.
After that, he played for Ajax for a whole season before going back to Spartak. In 74 games for the team during his second stint, he has scored 37 goals.
Sports Brief previously reported that a phone tap from a separate investigation into a drug smuggling case involving Promes set off the inquiry into Promes’ case.
Promes was accused of bringing in several hundred kilograms of drugs through the Belgian port of Antwerp in 2020 back in May.
Promes has 50 caps and seven goals to his name. He played for the country at the Euro 2020 tournament in 2021 due to Covid, but he hasn’t sported the orange shirt since.