NFL star Zac Stacy has been sentenced to six months in jail and one year of probation by a judge in Orange County, Florida for two separate attacks on his ex-girlfriend.
The former NFL running back plead guilty to attacking Kristin Evans, the mother of his child, in mid-August 2021, when he allegedly became angry over rent money, despite initially claiming video of one beating had been ‘staged.’
Evans told how Stacy physically assaulted her several times by punching her legs, slapping her, picking her up by her arms, and throwing her into a window, which broke. She provided photos of her injuries, showing bruises and cuts on her body.
Then, in November 2021, shocking home surveillance footage showed Stacy punching Evans in the head, hitting her and then slamming her into a television set as their months-old son watched on and while she begged him to stop.
Stacy explained the attack as having occurred after Evans ‘provoked’ him into it, because she wanted cash from him.
NFL star Zac Stacy has been sentenced to six months in jail and one year of probation for attacking his ex-girlfriend Kristin Evans on two separate occasions in 2021
Home surveillance footage shows Stacy, 30, attacking the mother of his child in front of their five-month-old son on November 13, 2021
Stacy pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor domestic violence battery and two counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief after reaching deals with prosecutors. Battery charges were dropped with his plea agreement, reports WESH.
It is unclear when Stacy, who was drafted by the Rams in 2013, will begin his jail sentence.
In arrest footage obtained by TMZ, Stacy told officers with the Orlando Police Department that Evans staged the assault because he had denied her romantically.
‘It’s just a case of bitterness man,’ he told the police in the video, according to TMZ. ‘That’s why she did this – the whole assault thing, she staged it. She set me up.
‘The whole thing was staged,’ he continued. ‘All she’s trying to do is get money out of me. She got a reaction out of me.’
He noted that he had just left rehab for anxiety and depression, and found out she had an affair with his financial advisor, but returned to her house to visit his son and support Evans as a parent.
The incident began when the former football player visited his son at Evan’s house at about 2pm before flying into a jealous rage
Evans can be heard begging for Stacy to stop in the disturbing video
Zac Stacy and Kristin Evans pictured earlier in their relationship
‘She knew I was down, she knew I was going through anxiety and depression. She knew I was trying to close this gap that’s between me and my son, and she’s just upset that she got caught, and she’s upset I’m not taking care of him like she expected,’ she said.
‘And now she took it this far.’
But, he admitted his actions were ‘f***** up,’ noting: ‘I don’t know what man – how any man could have handled that situation.’
Evans went on to refute Stacy’s claims in an Instagram video noting: ‘I don’t know how you can stage getting you ass beat on multiple occasions.
‘This is what abusers do,’ she said. ‘They will make you seem like you’re the crazy one, and that they’re the victim.’
She said she also had an issue with the way the cops spoke with Stacy after his arrest, saying it appeared the police were ‘consoling’ him during the arrest, as they spoke about his football career and said it was ‘inevitable’ that he would face harassment claims.
Evans denied the claims she staged the assault in a video statement in late 2021
‘Everything about this makes me uncomfortable,’ Evans said.
Evans released the horrifying video to social media following Stacy’s arrest, and claimed in an Instagram story that Stacy’s friends were hiding him following the incident.
It began when the former football player visited his son at Evans’ house in November 2021.
Once there, he flew into a jealous rage and attacked her, punching her multiple times in the head before dragging her from the couch and throwing her into the TV, which then fell on her.
Evans later claimed in a restraining order that Stacy had been abusing her since she was pregnant with her son, saying that the attacks were escalating and that ‘he will kill me.’
A Freedom of Information request filed by The Sun revealed that there had been a series of domestic disturbance calls that police responded to starting in August.
On August 16, 2021 it is reported that Stacy and Evans had an argument over rent money, which Stacy was demanding Evans pay him back.
‘When Stacy exited the house and throughout the course of being on scene, Stacy kept menacingly staring while she cried,’ the police report claimed.
However, there were no reports of physical violence from either Stacy or Evans in the incident.
Stacy was charged with with aggravated battery and criminal mischief in the alleged assault, and faces 20 years in prison. He was released on a $10,000 bond. Pictured in court in 2021
The former NFL running back leaves the Orange County Jail, in November 2021
But then on September 26, 2021 Evans called police again, claiming that Stacy had smacked her with a stack of mail across her face while she was holding their baby.
When officers arrived, Evans was found ’emotionally distraught with tears in her eyes while holding her baby.’
Photos from the August incident show cuts and bruises all over her body after what she says was an argument over rent money.
‘He physically assaulted me several times because he wanted the money back he gave me for our rent,’ she wrote in the restraining order application.
‘He punched my legs, slapped me, picked me up by my arms, and threw me into my window, which broke. I had glass in my feet that I removed myself,’ Evans continued.
Stacy, who played three seasons in the NFL, two for the Rams – before the franchise moved to Los Angeles – and one for the New York Jets, was arrested for the more recent incident upon arriving at Orlando International Airport on an inbound flight from Nashville on November 21, 2021.
Oakland police said in a previous statement before his arrest that he flew from Nashville to Orlando ‘with the intention of turning himself in.’
He was released later from Orange County Jail on a $10,000 bond and ordered to not have any contact with Evans.
Stacy played three seasons in the NFL, two for the Rams – before the franchise moved to Los Angeles – and one for the New York Jets. He is pictured here playing for the Memphis Express in 2019
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