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Former NFL player Zac Stacy sentenced to jail after assault on ex-girlfriend

The running back who played for the Rams and the Jets pleaded guilty to battery after home security cameras captured him punching the victim and throwing her into a TV.
Zac Stacy of the Memphis Express in 2019.
Zac Stacy of the Memphis Express in 2019.Joe Robbins / AAF via Getty Images

Former NFL player Zac Stacy was sentenced to six months in jail in Florida on Monday night, more than a year after video appeared to show him attacking an ex-girlfriend.

Stacy, 31, was remanded into custody by Orange County Circuit Judge Mark Blechman shortly after he pleaded guilty to battery, court records showed.

Stacy, a onetime running back, was arrested Nov. 18, 2019, after ex-girlfriend Kristin Evans posted video on Facebook from two security cameras in her home and asked viewers to “please share,” because at that stage Stacy had “yet to be apprehended.”

Video appeared to show Stacy punching the woman in the head and throwing her into a TV while their infant son lay on the couch nearby.

The video was entered into evidence, over defense objections, before Stacy pleaded guilty, court records showed.

Prosecutors and Stacy's defense attorney could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

Stacy, who played college football at Vanderbilt University, played two seasons with the St. Louis Rams (2013-14) and one with the New York Jets in 2015.

After he retired from the NFL because of injures, Stacy tried out for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2018 before he landed with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football in 2019.

The league folded before it completed its first season.