Jay Barker, former Alabama QB and husband to Sara Evans, issues statement following felony assault arrest
Jay Barker, the former Alabama quarterback and husband to country singer Sara Evans, has issued a statement on social media following an early Saturday morning arrest in the Nashville area.
“I am humbled beyond words by the support I have received from friends, supporters and so many in the Alabama family, he wrote on Instagram. “To all of you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We all confront challenges in life and my family and I are facing one now. Unfortunately, headlines and quick-to-publish news stories do not adequately capture the full context and complex fabric of our lives. I love my family dearly and at this difficult time, I respectfully ask for privacy for the sake of my family and especially our kids. In gratitude, Jay Barker. Romans 8:28.”
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 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.
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