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Police arrest ex-NFL player after video surfaces reportedly showing him brutally beating ex-girlfriend in front of their infant

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Florida authorities have arrested former New York Jets running back Zac Stacy after he reportedly brutally beat his ex-girlfriend in front of their 5-month-old son.

What are the details?

Orlando police arrested Stacy in Florida on Thursday after the purported attack on Kristin Evans, which was said to have taken place over the weekend.

The incident unfolded at Evans' home on Saturday, according to reports, when Stacy reportedly showed up to visit the former couple's son.

Home surveillance video captured the moment a person with a description matching Stacy flew into a rage and began pummeling a woman later identified as Evans.

During the attack, the suspect could be seen throwing the woman against a television.

According to police, Stacy reportedly "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 continued yelling at her and striking her while she got up from the floor, and picked her up again and threw her into the baby's bouncy chair," an arrest affidavit obtained by the New York Post added. "While she was still on the floor pleading for him to stop, he picked her up and body-slammed her onto a baby walker, causing the object to break."

In the video, the woman can be heard begging for help as the child looks on from a seat on the couch — but the attacker is relentless as the baby cries in the background.

"F***ing bitch," the attacker can be heard saying to the victim at a later point as he rains blows on her.

Stacy was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief on Thursday and taken to the Orange County Jail for processing. Stacy faces at least 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Stacy appeared in court on Friday and was ordered to surrender his passport before release.

A judge told Stacy that he would be held in the Orange County Jail until he was able to surrender his passport — which is reportedly locked inside his vehicle in Tennessee.

TMZ reported that Stacy said a friend could likely access the passport and mail it to him so that he is able to turn it over to the court for release.

The judge added that once the court receives Stacy's passport, he will have to post a $10,150 bond.


What else?

A previous restraining order against Stacy alleged that he began abusing Evans when she became pregnant with their child. The outlet added that Evans previously filed a police report when Stacy reportedly slapped her while she was holding their son.

According to a Friday report from TMZ, Stacy beat Evans on multiple occasions.

Evans told the entertainment outlet that she has photographic evidence of injuries she sustained in previous attacks in August.

"He physically assaulted me several times because he wanted the money back he gave me for our rent," Evans said in a Monday restraining order application, the outlet reported. "He punched my legs, slapped me, picked me up by my arms, and threw me into my window, which broke. I had glass in my feet that I removed myself."

TMZ reported that photographs of Evans' injuries sustained in the weekend attack are "incredibly disturbing" and "show large bruises and cuts on the woman's body."

Evans in court documents added, "[Stacy] has escalated violence since May while I was pregnant. He also assaulted me just weeks before our son was born. He will not stop. He will kill me and he feels justified in his actions."

Evans has been moved to an undisclosed location for her safety, the outlet noted.

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