Zac Stacy told police his ex-girlfriend “staged” a brutal domestic incident following his arrest last month.
On Monday, TMZ Sports shared a jarring video of the former NFL and Vanderbilt University running back being detained at Orlando International Airport and questioned by police, which shows the football player claiming that the horrid attack we all witnessed “was staged.”
“I just got a rehab for anxiety, depression, like eight months ago,” Stacy told the officers. “I dropped everything to come down here and support the mother of my child and her last trimester and the baby and I let her know that I wasn’t trying to be with her or nothing like that and she just… this is just a case of just bitterness, man. That’s why she did this. The whole assault thing, she staged it. She set me up.
Stacy claimed the mother of his child was upset with him after he tried to end their relationship and said the woman knew he wasn’t in a good place mentally, while also accusing her of having “an affair” with a former Vanderbilt teammate who was working as his financial adviser.
“I just found out a week ago that she was having an affair with my attorney. You know what I’m saying? With my financial advisor I meant… so he was one of my teammates in college.
Stacy then claimed, “The whole thing was staged. All she’s trying to do is get money out of me. She got a reaction out of me.”
He continued, “She knew I was down, she knew I was going through anxiety and depression. She knew I was trying to close this gap that’s between me and my son and she’s just upset that she got caught and she’s upset I’m not taking care of him like she expected. And now she took it this far.”