Zac Stacy, a former running back for the New York Jets, has been accused of beating his ex-girlfriend at her home in front of the couple’s 5-month-old son, Us WeeklyYou can confirm.
According to an Oakland Police Department press release, the incident took place on Saturday, November 13. “Officers responded to an emergency call about a domestic disturbance,” read the statement, issued on Thursday, November 18. “Officers arrived on scene within two minutes, and were able to determine a domestic violence battery had taken place and that the suspect, Zackary Stacy, had fled the scene.”
In a graphic video obtained from TMZ, the 30-year old threw his ex across a room while their son was nearby. The victim hit the TV with the force, and it fell on her.
Police have issued a warrant for Stacy’s arrest, and the victim has filed a restraining order against him. According to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained from UseDuring the attack, the woman suffered injuries to her torso and legs as well as her face.
The affidavit also stated that police had previously responded to a dispute at the same address in august. A month later, they responded again to a domestic violence incident at the same address but were unable find Stacy.
The Vanderbilt University alum is facing felony charges for aggravated battery, criminal mischief, and battery. He faces up to 15 year imprisonment for the battery charge and five years for criminal mischief if convicted.
“Efforts are underway to capture Stacy, and we would urge him to turn himself in and face the criminal charges,” the Oakland Police Department’s statement continued, noting that the incident is the subject of “an active and ongoing investigation.”
In an Instagram video posted on Thursday, the victim asked her followers to contact law enforcement if they had any information about Stacy’s whereabouts. “I don’t know why his friends are hiding him,” she said. “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.”
Many former and current NFL players took to social media to vent their disgust after video of the incident surfaced online.
“For the record…. Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward!” tweeted Calais CampbellBaltimore Ravens defensive lineman. “Short of defending yourself in a life or death situation, there is no excuse!”
Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams tweeted, “I’m not retweeting the video but ZAC STACY NEED TO BE THROWN UNDER THE JAIL. Any man who puts his hands on a woman’s head is a coward. Can’t believe what I just saw.”
Chris LongStacy was a friend of his during his time with St. Louis Rams. He also tweeted his disapproval at his former teammate. “Woke up to the Zac Stacy video,” he wrote. “Made my stomach turn. Not retweeting. Crazy to play [with] someone for a couple years & you have no idea what kind of bullshit they do at home.”
For confidential support, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 if your or someone you care about is experiencing domestic abuse.
Diana Cooper reporting
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