Former NFL player Zac Stacy has been sentenced to six months of prison time for his brutal attack on his former girlfriend in 2021.
The attack was caught on video and he will serve six-month in prison and a year of probation. The sentence was handed down by an Orange County judge.
According to WESH, Stacy pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal mischief and as part of the agreement, the battery charges were dropped.
He played for the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Jets in a three-year NFL career. He was an active player from 2013-2015. He has also played for the Memphis Express in the XFL.
He was arrested by Orlando police in November 2021 when he was caught on camera brutally beating Kristen Evans in her home. She is the mother of his son.
In an affidavit, police said that Stacy “struck [her] 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 affidavit continued.
“While she was still on the floor pleading for him to stop, he picked her up and body-slammed her onto a baby walker, causing the object to break.”
He tried to claim that she had staged the video out of bitterness as he did not want to be in a relationship with her.
“It’s unfortunate because I just got out of rehab for anxiety and depression like eight months ago,” the former running back told police.
“I dropped everything to come down here and support the mother of my child in her last trimester, and the baby. I let her know I wasn’t trying to be with her or nothing like that. This is a case of just bitterness. That’s why she did this. The whole assault thing. She staged it. She set me up.”