Former SU and West Genesee football player will spend 10 years in prison for stabbing ex-teammates

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Naesean Howard, 21, will spend the next 10 years in prison and five years post-release supervision.

Howard, a former Syracuse University football player, stabbed his ex-teammates, defensive backs, Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield, last April at a party on the university's south campus.

Both players recovered from their injuries.

Howard was charged with assault and weapons possession.

In court, Scissum's mother shared the effects the stabbing had on her son and the long process of recovery he's gone through. She asked the judge to give Howard a longer sentence.

Last year, Howard's father told NewsChannel 9 his son was bullied and hazed by his former teammates, which led to the stabbing charges.


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