(WARNING: This article contains descriptions of domestic violence that some readers may find disturbing.)
TMZ Sports released a video on Wednesday night that showed former NFL running back Zac Stacy attacking his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his 5-month-old son. The assault took place at Stacy’s home and occurred in front of his son.
Stacy got into an argument with his former partner and proceeded to punch her in the head. After she fell onto the couch next to their child, Stacy grabbed her by the shirt and threw her across the room into a TV that also fell on top of her.
While the woman was on the ground, Stacy appeared to throw something at her while she covered her face. He then forcefully picks her up and drags her back toward the couch while calling her a “f—ing b—.” That’s where footage of the attack ends.
The incident allegedly occurred at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon, per TMZ. The woman went to the hospital, where she was treated for a potential head wound as well as bumps and bruises. She filed a restraining order against Stacy on Monday, in which she detailed the end of the attack that was omitted from the video.
“As I laid on the floor he began to yell at me, telling me I’m destructive. He then picked me up off the floor and off my feet and body slammed me into our son’s bouncy seat,” she wrote in the restraining order. She later added, “I fear for my life and my children’s lives.”
Stacy left after that to avoid the arrival of law enforcement. He said “I love you” to their son on the way out.
TMZ reached out to Stacy and his attorney for comment but hadn’t heard back from them. The 30-year-old hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015. He had a three-year career with the Rams and Jets and saw his production diminish rapidly from season to season.
Stacy had a brief stint with the short-lived Memphis Express in the AAF during the 2019 season before that league ceased operations. He hasn’t played football since then.