Former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker got himself in some serious trouble after he was charged by police over domestic violence charges. The incident has not only been a blow to him but has also tarnished the image of the game.
Jay Barker was arrested on domestic violence charges after he allegedly tried to hit his wife, country music singer Sara Evans and another person with his car in Nashville on Saturday. The 49-year old was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and detained for 12-hours in Davidson County Jail.
Authorities said, Barker was released on Saturday night after posting a $10,000 bond. According to an affidavit obtained by WIAT, the whole incident went down after Evans was leaving a party at her neighbor’s home.
Evans got into the passenger seat of a friend’s vehicle, who was driving her back to her house just across the street. As the pair backed out of the driveway, Evans claimed she saw Barker “backing up his vehicle at a high rate of speed attempting to hit them but missed,”
Barker then allegedly drove away while Evans called the police. He later returned to the scene and spoke to the responding officers. After police officers spoke to several witnesses present at the scene, Barker was arrested. He is set to appear in court in March.
In his four years at the university, Barker led Alabama to a 35-2-1 record. Barker was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1995 in the fifth round as the 160th overall pick. He joined the New England Patriots in 1995, and the Carolina Panthers in 1996, however in the end he never got the opportunity to play in the NFL.
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