“I was punched, slapped, literally picked up and thrown into my TV and then (he) picked me up and slammed me by the throat on my son’s bouncy seat. This isn’t the first time he’s with me has been violent. I fear for my safety and the safety of my children,” Kristin Evans told 9th Circuit Judge Mark S. Blechman said.
In a joint motion filed by the state attorney and Evans’ office on November 19, Evans said she specifically feared for her life.
Evans asks the court to extend Stacey’s bond and imprison her in the home, a request Blechman eventually denied.
Evans posted a graphic video from the incident on his Instagram account and publicly called on the NFL to “face the reality that players have been playing pro football from their time.”
CNN has reached out to the NFL.
Evans says she intended to testify during Stacey’s preliminary court appearance on November 19, but was not able to after the trial began before the scheduled time, allowing her to testify according to a joint motion filed the same day. Permission was granted and the judge reconsidered the bond amount. ,
According to CNN affiliate WESH, during her first court appearance on November 19, a judge set the bond at $10,150 and ordered Stacey to have no contact with the victim and surrender her passport and firearms. According to court records, Stacy was charged with aggravated battery (Great Bodyly Harm) and criminal mischief. Stacy was tied to the Orange County Jail over the weekend, Blechman said during a hearing on Wednesday.
Evans testified on Wednesday that since Stacey was released from prison on bond over the weekend, she was too afraid to return home.
“My injuries from this incident are serious and are likely to be permanent from what I have been told,” she said without specifying.
Luca said during Wednesday’s proceedings that the NFL player changed his address to Alabama, where he resided with his mother or brother. Luca told the court that he did not believe that Stacy, who now lives in two states from Evans, posed a threat to him.
Stacy tells the judge that there are no firearms inside this house. The judge advised that the condition of his confinement was that he could not be in the presence of a firearm. It was revealed that Stacy intends to enter a 30-day inpatient treatment facility program and then return home to be with her mother or brother.
Stacy’s attorney, Thomas Luca, told CNN on Wednesday that the inpatient treatment program he will enter on December 1 is for mental health.
“He has had mental health issues for many years. He is in an inpatient intensive treatment program for mental health issues,” Luca said over the phone.
The judge reminded Stacey an important condition of their bond that she has “absolutely no contact” with the victim, including family members.
Although Blechman denied Evan’s request to extend Stacey’s bond and did not order home confinement, he added a condition to the former NFL player’s bond that he could no longer enter the state of Florida unless he Does not travel to appear in court. Blechman cited Stacey’s willingness to appear in court Wednesday morning as the reason for Evan’s request to be denied.
Luca said he and his clients are waiting to see what charges the state attorney’s office will make against Stacey. No date of arrest has been set yet.