CLEVELAND – A college football player home on spring break, was stabbed Saturday while visiting his infant son at a home in Euclid.
Jordan Bonner told Fox 8 that he was stabbed six times.
“In my chest, abdomen , and back,” Bonner said.
His mother, Pastor Karen Barhams, said the doctors told her that her son is lucky to be alive.
“They said had he not been an athlete in good shape this would have been far worse,” Barhams said from her Cleveland home.
Bonner who played football his senior year at Brush High School is finishing up at a 2-year college in Oklahoma. He committed to playing at the University of Kentucky this fall.
“This sets me back a little because I need to finish my classes and I can’t go back until I get the staples out next week,” said Bonner, who spent four days in the hospital.
Euclid Police arrested and charged Aristotle Lewis with felonious assault.
Lewis plead not guilty to the charge and was released on bond. He is due back in court soon.
Bonner and his mother say they are very thankful for the support they have received from the community.
Family and friends are having a rally for him Friday at 5 p.m. at the Michael Zone Recreation Center. They want to let Bonner know they care and help raise money to help pay his medical bills.
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“We also need help getting him back to school,” Barhams said. “We had a ticket for him to go back Sunday but since this happened he couldn’t go back and the ticket is not transferable. He has worked so hard and I won’t let this set him back.”