Former Riders, NFL running back Zac Stacy charged after allegedly beating ex-girlfriend

Former Saskatchewan Roughriders and NFL running back Zac Stacy has been arrested and charged after a video surfaced of him allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend.

The alleged incident took place on Saturday, November 13.

“The Orlando Police Department received information that NFL Player, Zac Stacy, wanted out of Orange County/ City of Oakland for Aggravated Battery in a Domestic Violence case was arriving at the Orlando International Airport. Our officers made contact with Stacy as he exited an inbound flight from Nashville and placed him in custody. Stacy was transported to the Orange County Jail without incident.”

The 30-year-old was charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief, he’s being held without bond.

According to WESH 2 NewsOakland Police confirmed a video that has gone viral after being posted on social media by the alleged victim appears to show the attack.

Police say the video shows Stacy striking the victim twice in the head. You then hear her plead with him to stop. The arrest affidavit says the video then shows Stacy picking up the victim and throwing her into a 65-inch television.

While the victim was still on the floor, Stacy stands over her. He eventually picks her up and body slams her into a baby bouncer. An infant seated on the couch is heard crying as Stacy walks out.

The victim reported the incident to police, and according to investigators, they soon learned Stacy had left the state. As for the victim, the arrest affidavit says she was treated at the hospital for cuts and bruises.

Stacy signed with the Riders in May 2018 and led the team in rushing during that pre-season with 11 carries for 51 yards while recording three catches for 39 yards. However, he was released by Saskatchewan among final training camp cuts.

The five-foot-nine, 224-pound back was selected in the fifth round, 160th overall by the St. Louis Rams during the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons with the Rams and one with the New Yorks Jets.

Stacy played 35 career NFL games, rushing 357 times for 1,355 yards (3.8 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns while recording 53 receptions for 358 yards and three touchdowns. He earned over $3.4 million dollars while playing south of the border.

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