NFL running back Zac Stacy is now claiming that a video showing him brutally beating his ex-girlfriend was somehow ‘staged.’
As The Daily Wire reports:
Former NFL running back Zac Stacy, who was arrested in Orlando, Florida, after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in front of their four-month old son, reportedly told police that his girlfriend “staged” the attack because she was trying to “get money out of me.”
Stacy allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Stacy Evans on November 13. Video that was released showed him punching her; the arrest warrant stated he threw her around “like a rag doll” as he hurled her into the TV. “He was charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief in the alleged assault, and faces 20 years in prison,” The Daily Mail noted.
TMZ obtained arrest footage in which Stacy claimed to police, “It’s just a case of bitterness, man, why she did this. The whole assault thing, she staged it. She set me up. … The whole thing was staged. All she’s trying to do is get money out of me. She got a reaction out of me.”
Stacy claimed that prior to the attack he had been treated in rehab for anxiety and depression; he discovered Evans had had an affair with his financial advisor, but he visited her house to support her. He stated, “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. … And now she took it this far.”
Home video captures former NFL running back Zac Stacy savagely beating the mother of his child & throwing her around like a rag doll in Florida. The child was just feet away. Zac Stacy played for St. Louis Rams & the Jets. pic.twitter.com/ikI38QqdAu
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 18, 2021
Stacy is currently out on bail and awaiting trial.