Kentucky signee Jordan Bonner, a junior college transfer from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, is recovering after being stabbed six times on Saturday.
Bonner, who was visiting his hometown of Euclid, Ohio, during his spring break, suffered stab wounds in his chest, abdomen and back. His mother, Karen Barhams, told Cleveland’s Fox 8 News that Bonner’s physical condition prevented him from suffering more severe injuries.
“They said had he not been an athlete in good shape this would have been far worse,” Barhams said.
Bonner was visiting his infant son over his spring break when the stabbing took place, according to Fox 8, and spent four days in the hospital recovering from the assault. Euclid police reportedly arrested and charged Aristotle Lewis with felonious assault, and Lewis subsequently entered a plea of not guilty. He was released on bond.
During the 2015 season, Bonner had 10 tackles for loss, seven sacks and one forced fumble at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Bonner was rated the nation’s No. 4 junior college outside linebacker in the 2016 cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite.