Jay Barker, former Alabama QB and husband to Sara Evans, charged with felony assault following Nashville incident
Jay Barker, a former Alabama quarterback who was on the 1992 national championship team, was detained by Davidson County, Tennessee authorities following a domestic incident early Saturday morning where he was charged with felony assault.
Barker, who is married to country singer Sara Evans, was placed on a 12-hour hold for domestic violence, according to Davidson County Sheriff’s Office records, the Tennessean reported. Barker, 49, was booked at 4:10 a.m., according to jail records. Barker, 49, is being held on a $10,000 bond with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His arrest booking report lists him by his full name of Harry Jerome Barker.
Barker and Alabama beat No. 1-ranked Miami in the Jan. 1, 1993, Sugar Bowl. He is the school’s all-time winningest quarterback with a 35-2-1 record as a starter, and won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1994 as a senior. He finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting that year.
A native of Trussville, Alabama, Barker was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. Here is his inductee bio:
Jay Barker played at the University of Alabama where he was quarterback for 1992 National Championship team. In 1994, Barker won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, was named First Team All-American, First Team All-SEC, First Team Academic All-American and First Team Academic All-SEC. That same season, he was also named the SEC Player of the Year, The Birmingham News SEC Offensive Player of the Year and The Nashville Banner SEC Player of the Year. He played briefly in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, and Carolina Panthers. He also played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League; finishing his career with the Birmingham Thunderbolts of the XFL.