Former Riders RB Zac Stacy sentenced to six months in prison for domestic violence

Former Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Zac Stacy has been sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal mischief stemming from an incident of domestic violence.

The 31-year-old was arrested in November of 2021 on a warrant at the Orlando airport after police in Oakland, Fla. responded to a call on the 13th of that month from a woman in distress at the home of his ex-girlfriend.

Security camera footage was later leaked by TMZ that appeared to show Stacy striking the victim twice in the head. The video then shows her being picked up and thrown into a flat-screen television, before being body-slammed a second time.

As part of a plea deal, aggravated battery charges were dropped for the incident. In addition to the prison time, Stacy was issued one year of probation and ordered to have no contact with the victim, with whom he shares a child.

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 their 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 York 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.