According to NY Post, Zac Stacy, the 30-year-old former NFL running back for the Jets, was arrested in Florida after reportedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend last weekend in front of their 5-month-old baby.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the former NFL running back was charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief after being captured on camera assaulting his baby’s mother, Kristin Evans, at her home on Saturday.
Stacy allegedly fled the Sunshine State following the claimed incident, but according to records, he was apprehended in Orlando. In a court appearance on Friday, Stacy was ordered to surrender his passport, surrender any guns, and have no contact with the victim.
The former athlete is being held in Orange County Jail with a bond set at $10,150.
Stacy allegedly flew into a fit of rage after arriving at Evans’ home to visit their son.
He “struck [her] on the right side of her head, and picked her up and threw her against the television, causing it to crack and fall over,” according to police.
“He continued yelling at her and striking her while she got up from the floor, and picked her up again and threw her into the baby’s bouncy chair. While she was still on the floor pleading for him to stop, he picked her up and body-slammed her onto a baby walker, causing the object to break,” the affidavit said.
The woman “appeared to be emotionally distraught with tears in her eyes,” when Oakland police arrived at her residence on the afternoon of Nov. 13. The victim suffered several injuries to her face, stomach, and legs, including bruises and scrapes, reported USA today.
The pair had previously been involved in two other domestic disputes, according to police.
According to Evans, the first incident happened on Aug. 16 and was described as a “verbal altercation.” However, Evans told police, “no violence occurred.”
On Sept. 26, police were called to another incident in which Stacy allegedly smacked Evans in the face with a fistful of mail before fleeing before police arrived. Despite Evans’ refusal to press charges, detectives claimed Oakland PD filed a domestic violence battery case with the state Attorney General.
“We’re aware of the disturbing videos,” Vanderbilt football coach Clark Lea said. “Obviously, we absolutely condemn acts of domestic violence. The behavior has no place in our society and that’s really all I want to say about it. It’s disturbing.”
From 2009 to 2012, Stacy played running back for the Vanderbilt Commodores. He spent three seasons in the NFL, from 2013 to 2015, and spent the spring of 2019 with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football.
He was also supposed to be the 2019 TransPerfect Music City Bowl ambassador, but it was canceled after the video went viral.