Former NFL running back Zac Stacy was held on $10,000 bail and forced to surrender his passport in his first appearance in court Friday after he was arrested and slammed in jail when footage showed him brutally beating his ex-girlfriend and throwing her around an apartment in a jealous rage.
Shocking home surveillance footage shows Stacy, 30, repeatedly punching Kristin Evans and tossing her into the TV and their son’s bouncy seat as she begged for him to stop on Saturday.
Stacy was arrested by police in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday evening upon arriving at Orlando International Airport on an inbound flight from Nashville after Evans, 32, pleaded for help in tracking her ex down who she suspected was being hidden by his friends.
The former NFL player made his first appearance in the Ninth Circuit Court in Orange County, Florida Thursday.
Stacy’s attorney said that his client had no prior record, arrests or convictions and called it an ‘isolated incident,’ despite a police affidavit confirming they had received multiple reports from Evans of domestic violence at the hands of Stacy.
The lawyer also added that Stacy, who was managing a gym, is not wealthy and asked for standard release conditions.
Stacy’s bond was set at a combined $10,150 for the two charges against him. He will likely remain in jail for the time being, as a condition of his release is surrendering his passport, which Stacy claimed is currently still in Tennessee.
The former running back is currently living at an Airbnb in Tennessee. The court ordered that he remain there upon release and inform the state if he moves.
Former NFL running back Zac Stacy was held on $10,000 bail and forced to surrender his passport in his first appearance in court Friday
Stacy’s attorney (pictured right) said that his client had no prior record, arrests or convictions and called it an ‘isolated incident,’ despite a police affidavit confirming they had received multiple reports from Evans of domestic violence
Stacy will likely remain in jail until he can surrender his passport, which the attorney claimed remains in Tennessee
Stacy’s bond was set at a combined $10,150 for the two charges against him
Evans spoke publicly in a statement Friday morning in which she implored NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to take issues with mental health and brain injuries seriously in current and former players.
She said: ‘Thank you for supporting my children and me during this difficult time. Our safety is the number one concern right now. After a terrifying experience, I am grateful that Zac Stacy is currently in police custody. At present, I have filed a restraining order and plan on filing a civil complaint. I am sincerely asking the NFL and football commissioner Roger Goodell to confront the reality that players are experiencing PTSD from their time playing pro-football. In particular, as linked to repeated concussions, brain injury, and other bodily trauma, as it causes symptomatic changes to the players’ character, including increased irritability, angry outbursts, and aggressive behavior.’
Evans alleged that that Stacy was ‘voluntarily hospitalized for mental illness’ for a month in March of 2021 and is taking medication for his afflictions.
Speaking to DailyMail.com Thursday, Evans did not think that his football career was responsible for his mental issues but that they may have exacerbated them.
The former fifth round pick faces two felony charges of aggravated battery and criminal mischief, according to an affidavit. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
Police said Stacy ‘struck [Evans] on the right side of her head, and picked her up and threw her against the television, causing it to crack and fall over.’
‘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,’ the arrest affidavit says.
Evans claimed in a restraining order filed on Monday that Stacy has been abusing her since she was pregnant with her son, saying that the attacks were escalating and that ‘he will kill me.’
Photos from an alleged incident in August 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.
She also claims that she was slapped across the face in September.
In the document, Evans writes: ‘[Stacy] has escalated violence since May while I was pregnant. He also assaulted me just weeks before our son was born. He will not stop. He will kill me and he feels justified in his actions.’
Former Jets running back Zac Stacy (left) has been arrested and slammed in jail after footage showed him brutally beating his ex-girlfriend (right) and throwing her around apartment in jealous rage. Shocking home surveillance footage emerged Wednesday showing Stacy, 30, repeatedly punching Kristin Evans and tossing her into the TV and their son’s bouncy seat, while she begged for him to stop.
Home surveillance footage shows Zac Stacy, 30, attacking the mother of his child in front of their five-month-old son on Saturday
She can be heard begging for Stacy to stop in the disturbing video
The incident began when the former football player visited his son at his ex’s house at around 2pm on Saturday. But once there, he flew into a jealous rage and attacked his ex, punching her multiple times in the head before dragging her from the couch and throwing her into the TV, which then fell on her
Stacy and his ex-girlfriend Evans
Evans spoke publicly in a statement Friday morning in which she implored NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (pictured) to take issues with mental health and brain injuries seriously in current and former players
‘Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward!’ Davante Adams leads NFL players’ outrage over graphic video of ex-Jets running back Zac Stacy assaulting ex-girlfriend, before his arrest on Friday
Former and current NFL players have voiced their outrage on social media after a video surfaced of former NFL running back Zac Stacy assaulting her ex-girlfriend in front of the couple’s five-month-old baby at her Florida home before.
Stacy has since been arrested and is being held at Orange County Jail facing felony charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief, TMZ reported.
Graphic footage was posted on social media by the victim, Kristin Evans, 32. In the video, a man believed to be Stacy, 30, can be seen throwing Evans to the wall and punching her several times as their son witnessed the violent attack.
Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams, who was among the players condemning Stacy’s alleged actions, branded him a ‘coward.’
‘I’m not retweeting the video but ZAC STACY NEED TO BE THROWN UNDER THE JAIL. Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward. Can’t believe what I just saw,’ Adams tweeted on Thursday before Stacy’s arrest on Friday.
Retired two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long, who played with Stacy for two seasons on the Los Angeles Rams, said that it was ‘Crazy to play with someone for a couple years and you have no idea what kind of bull*** they do at home.’
‘Woke up to the Zac Stacy video. Made my stomach turn. Not retweeting,’ Long added.
Meanwhile, former New England Patriots free safety Darius Butler did not mince his words and said that Stacy should get an equivalent of the physical harm he allegedly caused Evans.
Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams, who was among the players condemning Stacy’s alleged actions, branded him a ‘coward’
Retired two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long, who played with Stacy for two seasons on the Los Angeles Rams, said that it was ‘Crazy to play with someone for a couple years and you have no idea what kind of bull*** they do at home’
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long are among those in the NFL who have voiced their condemnation of Zac Stacy’s actions
Butler tweeted: ‘I hope Zac Stacy is somewhere gettin his a** whooped right now! Any Man that puts their hands on a Woman is a SUCKA in my book.’
On Thursday, TransPerfect Music City Bowl said they were cutting ties with Stacy and he would no longer be a youth football ambassador for the organization.
‘Based on the video and domestic violence report regarding Zac Stacy, the TransPerfect Music City Bowl has terminated the relationship with Zac Stacy effective immediately,’ a statement read.
NFL linebacker Will Compton also took to Twitter to denounce the attack and demanded Stacy be held accountable.
Compton wrote: ‘Sad video going around on Zac Stacy. I don’t want to post it because it’s triggering. That man needs some serious consequences putting his hands on a woman like that in front of their son. I can’t even begin to understand getting to that point. That’s ridiculous.’
Cornerback Charles James II also voiced his astonishment after watching the video, and said he was ‘in shock I was teammates with a dude like that.’
‘Zac Stacy lost his fu***** mind ain’t no way boy…I’m not retweeting that video but you can tell that wasn’t the first time,’ James tweeted after his first Tweet.
‘For the record…. Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward! Short of defending yourself in a life or death situation, there is no excuse!’ said Baltimore Ravens defensive Calais Campbell.
Daren Bates, a linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons jumped in the debate about Stacy’s alleged actions and said that Stacy ‘was my dog too bruh smh,’ but that he needed ‘to have a bunch of men beat his a** before he go to prison.’
‘For the record…. Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward! Short of defending yourself in a life or death situation, there is no excuse!’ said Baltimore Ravens defensive Calais Campbell
He ‘lost his fu***** mind ain’t no way boy…I’m not retweeting that video but you can tell that wasn’t the first time,’ Cornerback Charles James II tweeted, adding he was ‘in shock I was teammates with a dude like that’
Daren Bates, a linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons jumped in the debate about Stacy’s alleged actions and said that Stacy ‘was my dog too bruh smh,’ but that he needed ‘to have a bunch of men beat his a** before he go to prison’
New England Patriots free safety Darius Butler tweeted: ‘I hope Zac Stacy is somewhere gettin his a** whooped right now! Any Man that puts their hands on a Woman is a SUCKA in my book’
On Thursday, TransPerfect Music City Bowl said they were cutting ties with Stacy and he would no longer be a youth football ambassador for the organization
Prior to his arrest, Evans said in an Instagram video: ‘I just want to say thank you, 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.’
Stacy spent two years with the St. Louis Rams after being drafted in 2013. He last played in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football in 2019 with the Memphis Express. That was when Stacy met Evans, who was a wellness coordinator for the team.
The incident has forced both a prominent college bowl game and the National Down Syndrome Society to sever ties with the ex-running back.
Evans can be heard begging for Stacy to stop in the disturbing video.
Evans claimed on social media Wednesday that Stacy is still on the loose in the Nashville area and that officers in the town of Oakland, where she lives, took four days to issue a warrant.
‘The Oakland PD officers that came to my house didn’t seem to think this was a bad enough incident to make an immediate arrest or to file for an immediate warrant. It took four days of me calling people and an Orange County officer speaking on my behalf,’ she wrote.
In a statement Thursday, Oakland police said that they arrived at the scene by 2:30pm but that Stacy had fled the scene. Officers searched for him while the case was forwarded to an investigations unit in an attempt to establish probable cause for a warrant.
Local and county police attempted to apprehend him but they found he had fled the state.
Evans even asked the president and vice president for help on Thursday
Zac Stacy (pictured right) is accused of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child, Kristin Evans
According to a restraining order filed by Evans, the pair met in January 2019 as they worked together in Memphis. They didn’t become romantic until later in the year.
Evans said that at the beginning he was funny, relaxed and they had a lot in common.
Things started to go downhill after they had some difficulties in December 2019, when Evans miscarried.
‘We decided to take some time apart then got back together.’
Evans became pregnant in 2021 and Stacy moved to Florida in April, where he was managing a gym. She said that things have ‘been a roller coaster’ since then.
The incident began when the former football player visited his son at Evans’ house at around 2pm on Saturday. The two had been living apart since August.
But once there, he began addressing her over an incident that took place in September 2020 when she and a financial advisor of Stacy’s met with him out of concern for his mental health issues.
Evans claimed in the restraining order that he flew into a jealous rage and attacked his ex, punching Evans multiple times in the head before dragging her from the couch and throwing her into the TV, which then fell on her.
‘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,’ Evans wrote in her restraining order application.
She added: ‘He then picked me up and threw me into my TV. The TV began to fall and he turned to make sure I wasn’t getting up.
‘As I laid on the floor he began to yell at me, telling me I’m destructive. He then picked me up off the floor and off my feet and body slammed me into our son’s bouncy seat.
‘I fear for my life and my children’s lives,’ Evans – who has a 12-year-old daughter from a previous relationship – wrote in the application.
The victim says that after the attack, Stacy said ‘I love you’ to the baby boy and left before she called 911.
The victim, Kristin Evans, posted the videos herself on social media Wednesday
Evans then took herself to hospital where she was treated for a possible head wound and bruising. She said that she couldn’t walk without limping.
The victim previously filed a police report in October when Stacy allegedly slapped her while she was holding the baby for claiming that she’d found out his apartment number at the place he’d moved into after they stopped living together.
She added that he assaulted her several times on August 15 because he wanted money back that he had given Evans for rent.
In that incident, Evans said Stacy punched her legs, slapped her and picked her up and threw her into her window, which broke.
Stacy’s violence, according to the restraining order, extends back to the weeks before their son was born.
When asked why she didn’t file a police report then: ‘Because I’m an abuse victim and I wanted to see the good in him. I wanted to give him an opportunity to get better. I was scared and I was pregnant.’
She has expressed her outrage at Florida police on social media.
‘The Florida justice system has been failing me,’ she wrote. ‘I have filed police reports previously and the State Attorney hasn’t picked them up. Other women fall victim to this everyday. Please call attention to the Florida State Attorney.’
State attorneys are equivalent to district attorneys in the Sunshine State.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, a spokesperson for the Orange and Osceola Counties State Attorney denied that they were being lax on the case.
‘While we cannot discuss any open and active investigation, we can confirm that we have recently received and reviewed an isolated case package in our office,’ the statement said. ‘Unequivocally, the Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit is committed to working collaboratively with community and law enforcement partners to end domestic violence in our circuit. This incident has been assigned to our Office’s Domestic Violence Unit and a victim’s advocate has been assigned to communicate directly with the victim. Victims of domestic violence are urged to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for confidential assistance from trained advocates at 1-800-799-7233.’
Stacy joined the Jets in 2015 and previously played two seasons for the St. Louis Rams. He broke his ankle that season, limiting himself to just eight games and never again played in the NFL.
Stacy played just 8 games with the Jets in 2015. Running Back Zac Stacy plays against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 25
Evans expressed her outrage toward the justice system in Florida on Twitter
Evans claimed it took four days to get a warrant for Stacy’s arrest
Evans most recently was a ‘youth football ambassador’ for the TransPerfect Music City Bowl in Nashville.
The game – which pits a team from the Big Ten against a team from the SEC – quickly announced it was severing ties with Stacy Thursday morning.
‘Based on the video and domestic violence report regarding Zac Stacy, the TransPerfect Music City Bowl has terminated the relationship with Zac Stacy effective immediately,’ the organization said in a release.
Stacy had most recently given an interview in 2020, claiming his faith played a constant role in his life.
‘I have always been a guy who never really looks at accolades or stats. It has always been about putting my team first, being professional (and giving) glory to God. For any recognition or accolade that I have, He gets all the glory,’ said Stacy in a 2020 interview.
Stacy also promoted his work as an ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society. The organization released a statement Thursday saying they would not work with him again.
‘The National Down Syndrome Society is horrified by the video of former NFL football player Zac Stacy attacking the mother of his child,’ the statement read. ‘NDSS last partnered with him in 2019 to conduct a football clinic for individuals with Down syndrome and their siblings. We do not have a current partnership with Zac, and we will not renew our partnership with him. This terrible act of violence goes against our core values as an organization. Our support goes to the victim and her family.’
Players across the National Football League weighed in on the situation Thursday.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davonta Adams tweeted: ‘I’m not retweeting the video but ZAC STACY NEED TO BE THROWN UNDER THE JAIL. Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward. Can’t believe what I just say.’
Retired 2-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long, an ex-teammate of Stacy with the Rams, wrote: ‘Woke up to the Zac Stacy video. Made my stomach turn. Not retweeting. Crazy to play w[ith] someone for a couple years & you have no idea what kind of bulls–t they do at home.’
Former NFL safety Darius Butler was more blunt: ‘I hope Zac Stacy is somewhere gettin[g] his a– whooped right now! Any man that puts their hands on a woman is a SUCKA in my book.’
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams weighed in on the incident
Two-time Super Bowl Champion Chris Long was a former teammate of Stacy’s
Retired former cornerback Darius Butler called Stacy a ‘SUCKA’