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Former Rams running back Zac Stacy was arrested in Florida on Thursday after a video surfaced allegedly showing him beating his ex-girlfriend in front of their 5-month-old child, according to FOX35 in Orlando. Stacy faces charges of aggravated battery and criminal mischief.
The alleged assault was caught on a camera inside the home of Stacy’s ex-girlfriend. It showed Stacy allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend multiple times and throwing her across the room into a TV, which fell on top of her. The video was obtained by TMZ Sports on Thursday. According to TMZ’s report, the woman was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.
The Orlando police department issued the following statement Friday.
“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.”
Stacy played two seasons with the Rams after being drafted in 2013 out of Vanderbilt. He was then traded to the Jets in 2015 after Todd Gurley was selected in the first round, but he played just eight games with New York and has not taken an NFL snap since.