Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard will undergo a series of medical tests over the next few weeks to discover if he has suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.), the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits.Ralph Cognetti, Howard’s attorney, said Friday morning during a pre-trial hearing regarding Howard’s alleged stabbing that if there’s a link between his concussion history and decision-making, then the intent element of his alleged crime could be negated. In that case, “then we’ve got a tool to use either at trial or in negotiations that will perhaps get a lesser charge,” Cognetti said.Howard, 20, appeared before Judge Anthony Aloi in Syracuse City Court on Friday morning, about two months before his Feb. 21, 2017 trial. The former Syracuse defensive back was dismissed from the football team after his freshman season in 2014. He was charged with first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield at a South Campus party in April. Winfield left the program in November.Howard was indicted in May on first-degree assault charges, as well as charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The first-degree assault charge alleges Howard intended to cause “serious physical injury” and is punishable of up to 25 years in prison. Howard is in custody and bail will not be set.MORE COVERAGE:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTrial date set for ex-Syracuse football player accused of stabbing two former teammatesCourt documents: Howard stabbed SU football players multiple timesWitness details alleged stabbing, South Campus party Published on December 16, 2016 at 11:18 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 The West Genesee High School graduate was initially charged with two counts of second-degree assault.Howard will be medically evaluated next Friday, Cognetti said. He will then undergo a series of tests at State University of New York Upstate Medical Center. The results of the tests will be sent to a doctor at the University of Pennsylvania for review. Cognetti said he doesn’t know many concussions Howard may have suffered, but that “It’s a hell of a lot more than one.”“My client may have suffered from severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.) — concussions — since his start of playing football in Pop Warner,” Cognetti said. “If that’s the case, that would negate that intent element … Then this (case) doesn’t have all the elements of a crime.”He added: “From our analysis, he’s suffered concussions on multiple occasions going way back to pop warner. That’s our belief.”Another pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 17 at 9 a.m.“Maybe at that time we’ll have test results,” Aloi said, and some “other discussions can be held.” Comments
August 28, 2020
Under fire AshantiGold coach Bshir Hayford wants to take some time off after requesting management of the club to grant him three months leave.This comes following the team’s recent poor form in the ongoing Ghana Premier League.The fans of the team for some weeks now have been calling for the former Asante Kotoko’s coach head despite winning last season’s premier league title.The reigning coach of the year has been engaging the fans to calm down but it looks like the Obuasi faithfuls are not willing to back down their calls of getting him out.This according to reports have influenced his decision to take a bow, therefore writing to the Board to grant him permission to stay off the team for the next ninety days.The Board of Directors are yet to approve coach Bash’s request. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
December 26, 2019
“The board of the EFL has not as yet agreed on the sanction that it will be seeking from the commission, having discussed the matter at its board meeting yesterday for the first time.”Reports claim the club could face a sanction of up to 12 points but it is understood Birmingham would fight any deduction.A club statement read: “We are complying with everything required under the imposed EFL business plan.”It is understood understands Birmingham’s owners Trillion Trophy Asia are confident of avoiding a points deduction which, if imposed, would seriously dent City’s hopes of avoiding a fight against relegation.Monk’s side are currently 20th in the Sky Bet Championship table with four points after six league games and still looking for their first win of the season. Birmingham City could face a 12-point deduction from the English Football League after allegedly breaking Financial Fair Play rules.In August, the EFL said it was “exceptionally disappointed” with the £2million signing of Danish left-back Kristian Pedersen while the club was under a transfer embargo, meaning players could only be signed under certain restrictions. The signing of Kristian Pedersen could result in a 12-point penalty 2 2 Birmingham City could be hit with a huge 12 point penalty The Blues have been referred to a disciplinary commission which will hear representations from both the EFL and the club.Birmingham were placed under the embargo after exceeding losses of £39million over a three-year period, with manager Garry Monk only allowed to sign five players during the summer transfer window, those being either free transfers or loan signings on wages of less than £10,000 per week.An EFL spokesman said: “The club has been referred to a disciplinary commission which will hear representations from both the EFL and Birmingham City before reaching a decision.“The commission, convened under EFL regulations, has the scope to determine the sanction without restriction.
August 29, 2019
Microsoft Edge certainly isn’t a bad browser, but it has some annoyances, to put it mildly. That said, it’s also supremely customizable, if some of these options aren’t quite your taste. Today we’re going to look at one of these features that people either love, or hate: the news feed on new tabs and the home screen. Open Microsoft Edge. From the Customize screen, under Page display settings, click Hide my news feed. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoAdvertisement From the Customize screen, under Page display settings, click on the radio button next to A blank page. This will keep Edge from opening the news feed on each new tab. Above the article’s we’re going to remove, on the top right, you’ll see a gear icon and the text Hide feed. Click it. Above the articles, on the top right, click the same gear icon as before. Click Save to confirm the change. Credit: Laptop MagHow to Use Microsoft Excel Like a ProHow to Use Microsoft Word Like a ProHow to Use Windows 10 Click Save to confirm the change. You can actually stop here if you’d like, but you’ll still see the news articles on new tabs. If you want to remove them, keep reading.Open a new tab in the Edge browser.