Former NFL running back Zac Stacy arrested in Florida after video shows him beating ex-girlfriend

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This story involves details of domestic violence. If you need assistance, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

Former NFL running back Zac Stacy, 30, was arrested in Orlando after boarding a flight from Nashville with the intention of turning himself in, according to police in Oakland, Florida.

The arrest comes after a surveillance video allegedly showed Stacy beating his former girlfriend in front of their 5-month-old son, according to a redacted arrest affidavit. An arrest warrant for Stacy was issued Wednesday, records show.

Stacy faces charges of aggravated battery (great bodily harm) and criminal mischief (under $1,000) and was booked into jail Thursday, according to Orange County Corrections Department records.

Stacy was taken into custody without incident after his flight arrived at Orlando International Airport, Oakland police said. He was set to appear before a judge on Friday.

POLICE: Stacy wanted after video shows him beating ex-girlfriend

Former Vandy player Zac Stacy drops the anchor before the game at Vanderbilt Stadium Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.
Former Vandy player Zac Stacy drops the anchor before the game at Vanderbilt Stadium Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.

Warrant details alleged beating, broken furniture

According to the affidavit, Oakland police responded to the victim's home on the afternoon of Nov. 13, where officers found that she "appeared to be emotionally distraught with tears in her eyes."

The affidavit stated that the victim's shirt was torn, she had food in her hair, a large flat-screen television was knocked over and broken, food was scattered on the floor and a baby's bouncy chair was knocked over and broken.

Two children, including Stacy's infant son, were present during the altercation, police said. The incident left the woman with multiple injuries to her face, torso and legs, including bruises and scrapes, the affidavit said.

TMZ published a video earlier this week showing the alleged incident. According to the affidavit, the video was from the woman's home surveillance system.

Oakland police detective Shawn Dozier wrote in the affidavit that he viewed the surveillance footage, which showed the alleged altercation.

Dozier wrote that the video showed Stacy "strike the victim twice to the back of her head with the first strike with an unknown object in his hand." The second blow was with a closed fist to the back of the head that knocked the victim down, the affidavit said.

A Florida judge issued a "no contact" order on Friday barring Stacy from threatening or contacting the woman in any way, including being within 500 feet of her home, vehicle or workplace.

Oakland police released reports of two other incidents involving the victim and Stacy. On Sept. 26, police were called when Stacy allegedly struck the victim on the left side of her face with handful of mail. The victim declined to press charges.

'Disturbing': Vanderbilt coach responds to report

Vanderbilt football Coach Clark Lea responded to news of the video on Thursday.

"We're aware of the disturbing videos," Lea said. "Obviously, we absolutely condemn acts of domestic violence. The behavior has no place in our society and that's really all I want to say about it. It's disturbing."

Stacy was a running back with the Vanderbilt Commodores from 2009-12. He also played three seasons in the NFL from 2013-15 and played with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football in spring 2019.

He was also set to be the ambassador at the upcoming TransPerfect Music City Bowl, which cut ties with him after the video surfaced.

Attempts by The Tennessean to contact Stacy were unsuccessful on Thursday.

USA TODAY and Mike Organ contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Zac Stacy: Ex-NFL RB arrested after attack on ex-girlfriend