Syracuse football player who was stabbed by teammate transfers

Chauncey Scissum, a defensive back for Syracuse University, has decided to transfer schools for the following season. As a graduate transfer, Scissum will be eligible to play right away and will not be forced to sit out a season should he decide to use his remaining year of eligibility.

Scissum was in the news earlier this year when he was one of two players stabbed repeatedly while at a party.

The assailant was a teammate, Naesean Howard, who was disgruntled following his dismissal from the team. Howard claimed that the two other defensive back’s were “jealous” of him.

And so, following a season that saw a drop off from his 2015 season, Scissum has decided to seek greener pastures elsewhere.

How much of this is a result of the stabbing is questionable. Syracuse has been experiencing turnover on its coaching staff, and Scissum might be looking to play in a scheme he is more comfortable with.

He posted word of his decision to transfer on his Instagram:

The other player involved in the stabbing, Corey Winfield, has also transferred away from the university.

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