Zac Stacy is a former running back in the NFL. appeared to brutally beat his ex-girlfriendIn a social media video, he offered an outrageous excuse to police when he surrendered to them.

Stacy told arresting officers the incident with Kristin Evans was “staged” and that she manipulated him into violence, according to police body-camera footageMonday’s publication by TMZ.

“This is a case of just bitterness, man,” Stacy told the officers. “That’s why she did this. She staged the whole thing. She set me up.”

Stacy continued with his questionable claim: “Whole thing was staged. All she’s trying to do is just get money out of me. She got a reaction out of me.”

Stacy was caught on video striking Evans with a knife and then throwing Evans in front of a television. However, he returned to Orlando in Florida. officers arrested himOn Nov. 18, he was charged with criminal mischief and aggravated battery.

Evans shared a segment of Evans’ arrest clip as seen by an NBC affiliate on her website Facebook page.

“I don’t know how you can stage getting your ass beat,” Evans said in her own video Monday. “This is what abusers do. They will make you seem like you’re the crazy one and that they’re the victim.”

Evans attacked Stacy while Evans visited Evans with her baby. Evans claimed that Evans had a jealousy rage. Evans also told investigators. This attack was caught on home surveillance footage. Oakland Police said officers arrived within two minutesStacy fled after being called by a domestic disturbance call.

Evans stated in a restraining agreement that Stacy was abusing Evans since the time she got pregnant last year. the New York Post noted.

But Stacy told cops upon his return to Orlando that Evans goaded him into violence because she was upset he didn’t want to continue their romantic relationship.

“Girl is just bitter that I don’t want to be with her, and she’s just trying to destroy my whole reputation,” he said.

Stacy played for the St. Louis Rams in 2013 and 2014For the 2015 New York Jets

Do you need assistance? To get help in the U.S. dial 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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