ORLANDO, FL – Former NFL running back Zac Stacy has been charged with two felonies following the release of a viral video of him appearing to assault his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Evans, according to the Orange County Police Department.
Home video captures former NFL running back Zac Stacy savagely beating the mother of his child & throwing her around like a rag doll in Florida. The child was just feet away. Zac Stacy played for St. Louis Rams & the Jets. pic.twitter.com/ikI38QqdAu
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 18, 2021
Orlando police officers took Stacy into custody as he got off a plane coming from Nashville. Records show Stacy was arrested for aggravated battery and criminal mischief and booked into the Orange County Jail Thursday evening.
Stacy is charged with felony aggravated battery and felony criminal mischief. The aggravated battery charge carries a sentence of up to 15 years and the criminal mischief carries a sentence of up to 5 years.
Authorities began searching for Stacy after a surveillance video allegedly showed Stacy beating his former girlfriend in front of their 5-month-old son, according to a redacted arrest affidavit obtained by The Tennessean.
An arrest warrant for Stacy was issued Wednesday by Oakland Police Department, sparking a nationwide manhunt.
The Oakland Police Department said it received a tip that Stacy was boarding a flight from Nashville to Orlando with the intention of turning himself in, per a news release Friday morning.
Former NFL RB Zac Stacy has been arrested after video of him attacking his ex-girlfriend in front of their five-month-old child was released pic.twitter.com/mFjpcfrvFt
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 19, 2021
Authorities in Oakland, California, contacted police in Orlando, who took Stacy into custody without incident when his flight arrived. He was lodged in the Orange County jail.
He made an initial appearance before a judge Friday, per court records. His bond is currently set at $10,150.
Graphic video clips shared by Evans on social media appear to show the former New York Jets player attacking the woman at her Florida home on Saturday. A copy of the video was turned over to Oakland police.
The video showed Evans being struck several times in the head, thrown hard against a wall, and dragged on the floor. Oakland police detective Shawn Dozier wrote in the affidavit:
“(Stacy)) struck the victim twice to the back of her head with the first strike with an unknown object in his hand. (Stacy struck the woman on) the right side of her head and picked her up and threw her against the television.
“While (the victim) was on the floor, he continued yelling … picked her up again, and threw her onto the baby’s bouncy chair.”
The victim was also quoted saying:
“He punched me several times in the head! I begged him to stop because the baby was on the couch just a few feet from where he punched me. I fear for my life and my children’s lives.”
Zac Stacy was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief.
Honestly sometimes they need better terms for the charges. Zac Stacy should be charged with Unconscionable Animalistic Violence and a Sociopathic Understanding of Human Life pic.twitter.com/nyrlnRdqzL
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) November 19, 2021
Evans also posted an emotional video on social media asking for the public’s help locating Stacy while he was still being sought by police:
“I just want to say thank you to everyone who has continued to support me in this ordeal. He’s still not apprehended. I don’t know why. His friends are hiding him. Please, if you know anything, contact your local authorities if you see him. He drives a white Kia Optima, a 2020 I believe or a 2021.
“Please, again, if you see him or you know of any location that he might be, please turn him in or call your local authorities.”
The affidavit said the former couple’s child and the woman’s other child from a different relationship were both sitting nearby when the alleged incident took place. The victim reportedly suffered “a contusion to her face, bruises to her torso, contusion to her left leg, and abrasions to her right leg.”
Following the former New York Jets and St. Louis Rams running back’s arrest, Evans posted a copy of his charges to social media with a comment:
“This isn’t a happy moment, but it’s a relieving one.”
She also posted Stacy’s mugshot on Instagram commenting:
“Personally, I feel the state should have several more charges, but thank you to everyone who made this possible!!! We are halfway there. CONVICTION & SENTENCING NEXT!”
Kristin Evans, the ex of former NFL player Zac Stacy, has a released a statement just a day after she posted a graphic video of her being physically abused. She claims he is being hidden by friends. pic.twitter.com/mGGjLOHO7r
— No Hipsters Pod (@NoHipstersPod) November 18, 2021
Stacy was drafted by the former St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The former Vanderbilt player spent two seasons with the franchise before he was traded to the Jets in 2015.
New York waived Stacy during the 2016 offseason after the running back failed a physical. Stacy announced his retirement from the NFL in February 2017.
Vanderbilt football Coach Clark Lea responded to news of the video on Thursday:
“We’re aware of the disturbing videos. 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.”
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Media obsessed with Aaron Rodgers’ comments about “mandates”, ignore NFL players committing real crimes
November 9, 2021
The following contains editorial content written by a staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
GREEN BAY, WI- At one time, sports media reported on…sports. Not anymore. Now if you tune into, for example ESPN, you are lectured about systemic racism, bad cops, Donald Trump and of course, coronavirus.
We’re not really sure when this all started, but it began to escalate in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected president. Oh, you had NBC’s resident virtue signaling loudmouth Bob Costas weighing in on gun control, but for the most part, they just told you the down and yards to go. The latest target of the woke sports media mob is quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.
What was his crime? Did he beat up his girlfriend? Shoot himself in the leg? Murder somebody? No, he went against the preferred narrative on the coronavirus vaccine. And the media and Twitter mob are losing their collective minds, Breitbart Sports reported.
Meanwhile, the NFL has a history of players who have committed real actual crimes…including domestic violence, robbery, drunk driving, and yes…murder. And in a number of such cases, the media gave them only passing notice.
Two rather significant issues in the sporting world have come up in the past week…Aaron Rodgers being diagnosed with COVID-19 and his “politically incorrect” response to the vaccine issue, and the drunk driving crash involving former Las Vegas Raider Henry Ruggs III that left a 23-year-old woman dead.
The story on Rodgers has been breathlessly reported practically 24/7 on sports media, while the case involving Ruggs has pretty much been given a pass.
In case you missed it, Ruggs crashed his Corvette into the back of the woman’s SUV, causing the cars to erupt in flames, as he was going well over 100 mph. The media’s reaction? They pretty much ignored it because after all, Rodgers wasn’t down with the coronavirus talking points.
Of course, the situation with Ruggs wasn’t the only one. Another Raiders player (it’s always the Raiders, isn’t it?) was shown on video appearing to threaten someone with a gun.
Last Friday, a video was posted to Twitter showing Raiders’ defensive back Damon Arnette appearing to carry some type of semi-automatic weapon. The media’s reaction? Yawn…hey, it wasn’t a coronavirus scofflaw, an offense which some in the media believe should be punishable by the firing squad.
Oh, and Arnette is also being sued relative to a hit-and-run crash on Oct. 14, 2020, where he slammed into her at about 65 mph, injuring a woman. Arnette apparently missed a turn into the Raiders training facility, TMZ reported at the time, and swerved into her car. He then left the scene and continued to the training facility.
The woman suffered multiple injuries in the crash, including head trauma and is dealing with chronic shoulder, neck and back pain in addition to depression and panic attacks as a result of the crash, Yahoo Sports reported.
He’s also being sued after an alleged incident at a Vegas casino, where he allegedly berated a valet worker, spit on him and poked him in the chest. The valet is seeking half-a-million dollars in that incident, according to Deadspin.
Then there is Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who stands accused of 22 sexual assaults. The media has referred to the sexual assaults as “alleged” incidents and speaks about Watson’s stalled NFL career and trade rumors.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has also seen years of following him, including domestic assault and child abuse but this too has been widely ignored by the mainstream sports media.
Want another one? How about Washington Redskins (sorry we refuse to call it the “Washington Football Team) former player Derrius Guice, arrested this past August for domestic abuse. While the team quickly released him, the sports media merely reported on the story, didn’t editorialize, no handwringing, no personal attacks…just reporting the news.
Not Aaron Rodgers, however. The three-time NFL MVP went against the narrative because he actually gave thoughtful, educated, and unemotional reasons for not getting the coronavirus vaccine.
And for that, he has a giant bullseye on his back from the mainstream media, who have called for his suspension by the NFL, have attempted to get companies such as State Farm to pull Rodgers from being their spokesmen, and have breathlessly claimed he “risked the lives” of young, healthy, athletic men.
At the same time, the same media yawn when it comes to real, actual crimes, including crimes against women and children.
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