Zac Stacy, former NFL running back, was sentenced to jail time this week that stemmed from a 2021 attack on his ex-girlfriend that was caught on video. Stacy was sentenced to six months and a year of probation by an Orange County judge.
Stacy reportedly pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal mischief; as part of the agreement, battery charges were dropped.
The most shocking part of this situation wasn’t the light sentence, but his ex-girlfriend stating how much he has changed since he beat her on several occasions.
Kristin Evans, who is the mother of his child, addressed his sentencing in an Instagram post.
“Jail does not offer resources needed for mental health patients. It is not rehabilitative. The jail and prison system is a punishment in an authoritarian society made to oppress.
I didn’t advocate for jail because the lack of resources, the lack of rehabilitation, the lack of education for mental health, and the psychological effect it may have on our son, having already developed a relationship with his father.
Our son consistently FaceTimed his dad several times a week, he spends the entire weekend every other weekend, and he deserves to have that.
So please give me some grace in understanding that I’m not being easy on Zac, rather I am trying to protect our son from anymore trauma.
Nothing is black and white and not every abuser is the same. People who are willing to put in work to be better, deserve an opportunity to show that they can be better.
Especially with a diagnosable mental illness and significant head trauma caused by Football.”
Stacy was arrested in 2021 after he was caught on camera brutally beating the mother of his child, Kristin Evans, in her home. In an affidavit, police said Stacy “struck [her] on the right side of her head, and picked her up and threw her against the television, causing it to crack and fall over.”
He originally blamed everything on her at the time. He alleged she staged” the video out of “bitterness” because he did not want to be in a long-term relationship with her. A blind man could see that he was lying.
Stacy played for the Rams and Jets in a three-year NFL career that spanned from 2013 to 2015. He later played for the Memphis Express in the XFL.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.