Alabama legend, Jay Barker, charged with aggravated assault

Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 7:50 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, TN. (WSMV) - Former NFL player, Jay Barker, was arrested Saturday in Davidson County, Tennessee.

Officials said Barker, 49, was held at the Davidson County on a $10,000 bond with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was released Saturday night.

Officially known as Harry Jerome Barker, police placed him on a 12-hour hold for domestic violence. Barker is married to country music singer Sara Evans.

According to the affidavit, Barker reversed his vehicle at a high rate of speed in an attempt to hit the victim and another person in another car.

During his career in the NFL, Barker played for the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, and Carolina Panthers. He also played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Barker is best known for his time on the University of Alabama football team as the quarterback.

Barker is married to country music singer and songwriter Sara Evans.

This is an ongoing investigation, and we will update this story with the latest information as we receive it.

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