Over the weekend, a man who appears to be former NFL running back Zac Stacy was recorded attacking his ex-girlfriend. In the video obtained by TMZ Sports, Stacy can be seen arguing with his now ex-girlfriend as their five-month old child sits nearby. Quickly, Stacy moves from being verbally aggressive to being physically abusive. Video shows Stacy throwing the mother of his child into what appears to be a television. She then falls to the ground and pleads for him not to hurt her. From there, Stacy pauses for a moment before approaching her, striking her and picking her up her shirt collar while shouting obscenities at her.
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Newsone reports that the victim of Stacy's attack called the police shortly thereafter. However, reports indicate that he fled the scene of the crime in Florida. The women was also reportedly treated for several injuries at nearby hospital.
At this time, authorities have not publicly identified the victim of Stacy's attack by name. However, she did describe the attack in detail when applying for a restraining order.
“He punched me several times in the head! I begged him to stop because the baby was on the couch just a few feet from where he punched me,” she wrote in the restraining order application, according to TMZ.
"He then picked me up and threw me into my TV. The TV began to fall and he turned to make sure I wasn’t getting up. 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.”
There is no word as to where Stacy may have gone after fleeing the scene of the crime. With the father of her child still on the loose, the woman has told TMZ Sports that she's for her life and the life of her son.
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