Former NFL player appears in court after arrest at OIA following alleged domestic violence incident

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former National Football League player was arrested at Orlando International Airport after an alleged domestic violence incident.

Police said Zachary Stacy was taken into custody after an incident with the mother of his child.


Oakland police said they learned Stacy was trying to board a flight from Nashville to Orlando with the intention of turning himself in.

The Oakland Police Department said it contacted the Orlando Police Department, which took Stacy into custody once his flight arrived at Orlando International Airport.

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Stacy appeared in court on Friday morning. The judge set his bond at $10,000 on one count and $150 on another. In order to be released, the judge said Stacy must surrender his passport, any weapons he may own, and have no contact with the victim in the case.

Stacy said he plans to return to Tennessee once he is released from custody.

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On Saturday afternoon, police said they responded to a call about a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, officers said they determined a domestic violence battery had occurred and that Stacy had left the scene.

Officers said security video from inside the woman’s apartment showed Stacy strike the woman multiple times and pick her up like a “rag doll” and throw her into a TV, before picking her up again and body-slamming her down onto a baby walker.

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Stacy was booked into the Orange County Jail on aggravated battery and criminal mischief charges.

Stacy played two seasons with the St. Louis Rams and one with the New York Jets from 2013 to 2015.

On Thursday, the TransPerfect Music City Bowl announced that it had terminated Stacy as YFP ambassador.

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“Based on the video and domestic violence report regarding Zac Stacy, the TransPerfect Music City Bowl has terminated the relationship with Zac Stacy effective immediately,” the bowl said in a statement.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.