Former Jets running back Zac Stacy is jailed in Florida for the beating of his ex-girlfriend in front of the couple’s infant son.
The 30-year-old was arrested by Orlando police Thursday and is being held in Orange County Jail on charges of aggravated battery, a second degree felony, and criminal mischief, a third degree felony, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Daily News.
The alleged attack took place last Saturday afternoon in Oakland, about 19 miles west of Orlando, according to the warrant.
Stacy had fled after the attack. Graphic video was published by TMZ Sports on Wednesday night.
Cops said that Stacy flew from Nashville to Orlando on Thursday evening, where he was arrested.
Stacy played three seasons in the NFL. The running back was drafted by the Rams out of Vanderbilt in 2013 and played two seasons in St. Louis before getting traded to the Jets before the 2015 season. His eight games in New York that year were his last in the league; he bounced around the CFL and Alliance of American Football in 2018 and 2019.
The woman told authorities she had been “extending an olive branch” to Stacy when he allegedly “got physical” with her, striking her and throwing her “against the television, causing it to crack and fall over,” the warrant states. Stacy allegedly hit his child’s mother as she tried to get up and then “picked her up again and threw her onto the baby’s bouncy chair” before leaving the scene, according to the warrant.
The woman filed for a restraining order against Stacy on Monday, after he was already on the run.
Police said in the warrant for Stacy’s arrest that they had been to the home several times this year, including a possible domestic violence case in September.
The woman was “provided security assistance” by authorities on Thursday, according to TMZ. She is now “in an undisclosed location.”
For aggravated battery, Stacy faces up to 15 years in prison and up to five for criminal mischief, according to the outlet.
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