February 19, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) A former Syracuse University football player has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the stabbing attack on two of his former teammates last year.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/2l1DSqW ) Naesean Howard was sentenced Friday for the April 2016 attack on Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield at a party.

Howard was dismissed from the team in 2014.

In court, Howard said the attack wasn't intentional and that he was going through mental stress.

Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence.

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