The TransPerfect Music City Bowl cut ties Thursday with former Vanderbilt and NFL runner Zac Stacy as its ambassador after a video reportedly showed Stacy beating his former girlfriend in front of their 5-month-old son.
Stacy, 30, was named the Youth Football Ambassador earlier this month for the Dec. 30 Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium. Stacy was the bowl’s most valuable 2012 player.
TMZ Sports reported that Stacy, who rushed for a Vanderbilt record 3,143 career yards and 30 touchdowns under former coach James Franklin, became upset while arguing with that ex-girlfriend, started swinging her and then grabbed her by a couch and threw her into an apartment. -screen TV.
The television fell on the woman as she tried to calm Stacy down.
Stacy fled the scene before police arrived.
Attempts by The Tennessean to contact Stacy were unsuccessful Thursday. An automated message on Stacy’s phone stated that the number was temporarily unavailable.
“Based on the video and report on domestic violence about Zac Stacy, the TransPerfect Music City Bowl immediately terminated the relationship with Zac Stacy,” the Music City Bowl said in a statement.
The TMZ report said the women presented a restraining order and claimed, “He punched me in the head several times! I begged him to stop because the baby was on the couch just a few feet from where he punched me.”
“He then picked me up and threw me into my TV. The TV started to fall and he turned to make sure I wasn’t getting up. As I lay on the floor he started yelling at me, telling me I was destructive. He then lifted me off the floor and from my feet and body knocked me into our son’s jumping seat. “
The woman also said in the order that she was hospitalized with blows and bruises and a possible cut to her head.
Stacy was a fifth-round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2013. He played two seasons with the Rams and one with the New York Jets. He rushed for a total of 1,355 yards and scored nine touchdowns.
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