According to ESPN, former Ajax winger Quincy Promes has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for assaulting his cousin. Promes, who currently plays in Russia for Spartak Moscow, was sentenced on Monday morning in the Amsterdam court. Promes was found guilty of aggravated assault by stabbing his cousin in the knee with a knife. Promes has also been ordered to pay seven thousand euros in damages to his cousin.
Promes is currently still in Russia. If the 31-year-old remains in Russia, he can’t be arrested by Dutch police. If he returns to the Netherlands he will have to serve his sentence immediately. It’s unclear whether the 50-time Netherlands international will return to his home country, or stay in Russia. However, he recently told Spartak Moscow’s club channels that he ‘feels Russian’.
Quincy Promes could face an even heavier prison sentence. The former Sevilla and FC Twente player was recently suspected of having participated in drug trafficking in Antwerp, Belgium. It’s reported that he was involved in smuggling over 600 kilos of cocaine. That investigation is ongoing but could land Promes an even longer prison sentence.