Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard was arraigned today in Syracuse City Court for the alleged stabbing of current SU defensive backs Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield.
The stabbing occurred on South Campus late Saturday afternoon. Both Scissum and Winfield were taken to the hospital after the incident according to Syracuse Police.
Howard is charged with two counts of second degree assault and two counts of fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is being held on $20,000 cash bail and is set to return to court on April 22.
The details of the stabbing are gruesome. Scissum was stabbed near the jaw at an outdoor barbecue according to the Post Standard. Winfield then intervened to defend Scissum and was stabbed in the chest, ribs and arms. Winfield managed to break away from Howard at that point, but then Scissum was once again targeted. It is unclear exactly how the incident ended.
Winfield saved the day and should be applauded for defending Scissum, who could only use one arm because of a recent surgery said the witness who spoke to the Post Standard.
Once teammates found out about the stabbing about 15-20 players visited their injured teammates in the hospital according to the Post Standard.
Sunday afternoon Scissum tweeted, “Me and [Corey] are good ! God got us both.
It has not been a good couple of weeks for the SU Football program. Former Syracuse football player Amir Ealey was charged with two counts of rape in late March for an incident that allegedly took place in Ernie Davis Residence Hall.
Posted: Connor Morrissette