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Syracuse Football: Winfield Released From Hospital, Scissum Upgraded to Fair Condition

Good news in regards to the health of both Winfield and Scissum.

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Syracuse Orange defensive back Corey Winfield was released from Upstate University Hospital Monday, and teammate Chauncey Scissum has improved and is in fair condition, according to's Stephen Bailey.

Winfield's uncle, Neal Richardson, informed Bailey of his nephew's discharge from the hospital in a Facebook message.

"He is at home recovering and trying to get his full focus back on his studies so he can finish the semester off strong," Richardson said.

Winfield and Scissum were allegedly stabbed by former teammate Naesean Howard at a barbecue outside a South Campus residence Saturday evening. Howard reportedly stabbed Winfield in his lower right back, upper right chest, and left abdomen and left wrist, and stabbed Scissum on the right side of his neck, right upper chest, left shoulder and bottom lip, according to police.

While Scissum, who was initially hospitalized in critical, but stable condition, according to police, will reportedly remain in the hospital for a few more days, it is mainly for observation, his father Arthur Scissum told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

"Everything should be OK, be all right," Arthur Scissum said. "He'll be able to continue what he normally does in a short time."

Scissum tweeted Sunday afternoon to let fans know that both he and Winfield were okay.

Winfield then followed with a tweet of his own.


Howard, who was dismissed from the football program in 2014, has been charged with with two counts of assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, according to police. He is currently being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center.

The former Syracuse defensive back was arraigned in Syracuse City Court Monday morning and is due back Friday at 10 a.m. He is currently being held on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond,'s Sarah Moses first reported.