Former Netherlands striker Quincy Promes has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of assaulting his cousin.
The incident, which involved a stabbing, occurred at a family gathering in July 2020. Promes, who currently plays for Spartak Moscow, was convicted by a Dutch court.
According to Dutch broadcaster RTL, Promes’ lawyer has stated that he intends to appeal the verdict.
Quincy Promes was once considered one of the brightest talents in Dutch football. Having played for esteemed clubs such as Sevilla and Ajax, he had showcased his skills on both domestic and international stages.
However, this unfortunate incident and subsequent conviction now tarnish his professional career and personal reputation.
Promes, who resides in Russia, did not attend the court hearing. This absence further complicates the legal process and raises questions about his willingness to cooperate with the authorities.
In addition to the assault charge, Promes was also recently accused by Dutch prosecutors of involvement in drug trafficking.
These allegations have further marred his reputation and cast a shadow over his future prospects in professional football.
As the legal process continues, the outcome of any appeal will determine whether Quincy Promes serves his sentence or has his conviction overturned.
What a huge waste of talent!