- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the 2013 stabbing death of a Scottsdale nightclub bouncer who was a former Arizona State University football player.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 27-year-old Ian Alexander MacDonald was sentenced Friday.

The Tempe man was convicted in August of manslaughter in the death of Tyrice Thompson.

Prosecutors say MacDonald stabbed Thompson five times in the back, hip and arm after a fight outside the Martini Ranch nightclub in January 2013.

The 27-year-old Thompson died several days later. MacDonald pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Thompson played tight end and receiver for the Sun Devils from 2003 to 2007.

He later was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts, but never played in an NFL game.



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