Former NFL player Zac Stacy has been sentenced to six months in jail and one year of probation by a judge in Orange County, Florida, for two separate attacks on his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Evans. The incident occurred in 2021 when Evans reported to the authorities that Stacy had attacked her at her Central Florida home. Following the incident, Stacy was arrested and charged with domestic violence.
The court was shown security video footage from inside the home, which revealed that Stacy had struck Evans multiple times before throwing her into a television set and onto the floor. The evidence was described by the judge as “shocking”.
Stacy, who is now 31 years old, entered a plea deal earlier this month in the domestic violence case, in which some charges against him were dropped. Evans had requested that the court sentence Stacy to probation only, while the state had asked for a year in jail. The judge ultimately settled on a six-month jail term and one year of probation for Stacy. The sentence also requires Stacy to undergo counseling and participate in other programs.
During the hearing, both sides watched the video evidence of the attack, and Evans described how she was hurt and impacted by the incident. Stacy also addressed Evans directly, apologizing for his actions and acknowledging that he was not mentally or emotionally healthy at the time. He stated that there was no justification or excuse for his behavior towards Evans and expressed his hope that she could forgive him.
Stacy was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2013 NFL Draft and played two seasons there, followed by one season with the New York Jets. Despite his previous success as an athlete, his actions towards his ex-girlfriend have resulted in significant legal consequences.