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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Former Vanderbilt University and NFL player Zac Stacy has been removed as a youth football ambassador for the upcoming TransPerfect Music City Bowl.
“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 organization said in a release.
According to TMZ, Stacy attacked the mother of his child in front of their 5-month-old at her home in Florida Saturday. The video shows a woman being thrown into a television stand and hit.
The woman has filed for an order of protection against Stacy, but it’s unclear if a restraining order was granted, according to TMZ. In the application, she said she was hospitalized with bumps and bruises and a possible cut to the head.
“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,” the woman was quoted saying. “I fear for my life and my children’s lives.”
The woman in the video told News Channel 8 she lives in the Orlando area. We are withholding her identity for privacy reasons.
Stacy played running back for Vanderbilt and earned the program’s Most Valuable Offensive Player award in 2011, setting the single-season record for rushing with 1,193 yards. He was drafted in the 5th round by the St. Louis Rams. He joined the Jets in 2015, but retired two years later due to injuries. He then went on to play for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Memphis Express.
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