Police search for former NFL player accused of body-slamming woman, throwing her ‘like a rag doll’

OAKLAND, Fla. — Oakland police are asking a former NFL player to turn himself in following an alleged domestic violence incident over the weekend.

Officers said they responded around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday to a call about a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, officers said they determined a domestic violence battery had occurred and that the suspect, Zachary Stacy, had left the scene.

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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.

Police said they involved the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in the search for Stacy, a former NFL player, but officers later learned he’d fled the state.

Officers said efforts are underway to take Stacy into custody.

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“We would urge him to turn himself in and face the criminal charges,” Oakland police said in a Facebook post.

Police said the investigation is active and ongoing.

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

“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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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.