Athlete committed to play UK Football stabbed during spring break
EUCLID, Oh. (WTVQ) – According to a Cleveland news outlet, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Football player Jordan Bonner was stabbed while on spring break.
Bonner was visiting his newborn son and the child’s mother in Ohio when he was attacked. The college athlete was wounded in the chest, stomach and back.
Police say they have arrested Aristotle Lewis and charged him with felony assault. Lewis, 46, has plead not guilty to the charge and was released on bond. He is due back in court in Ohio next week.
Cleveland media outlets say Lewis is the grandfather of the baby that Bonner was visiting and that an altercation began after Lewis refused to let his daughter and grandchild leave the home with Bonner.
The athlete was just released from the hospital, but says he has further to go to make a full recovery.
Bonner is finishing up at a two year college in Oklahoma and recently committed to playing UK Football.
Doctors say it could take six to twelve weeks before Bonner can attend practice and play football. He also has to wait another week to get his stitches taken out and return to Oklahoma. Bonner says this will also delay him in finishing his classes.
An online fundraiser has been set to help Bonner with his medical bills. See the link here. His mother says Bonner hopes to graduate in May just in time to transfer to the University of Kentucky