Skip to main content

Former Syracuse player sentenced to 10 years in stabbing

  • Author:
  • Publish date:

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.

Scroll to Continue

SI Recommends

Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence.