An ex-quarterback tried to mow down his wife Sara Evans with a car after the country singer filed for divorce

A former University of Alabama quarterback was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 15, after he attempted to assault his ex-wife with a car as she and a friend were driving home from a party in Nashville.

50-year-old country singer Sara Evans was leaving a party with a friend in Nashville when she noticed the vehicle of her ex-husband, 49-year-old radio host and former quarterback Harry “Jay” Barker, as they were backing into an alley, according to People.

After noticing the car, she saw that Barker had started to “back up his vehicle at high speed trying to hit them but missed”. Barker then left the scene before Evans could call police, who arrested him as he walked past the house again later that night, Al.com reported.

Barker was placed in a mandatory 12-hour “retraction” period due to the domestic nature of the violence that occurred. Barker was later allowed to post $10,000 bond. His radio show’s Instagram account later released a statement regarding the arrest, ABC News reported.

“We all face challenges in life and my family and I are facing one now,” Barker said. “Unfortunately, headlines and quick-to-release stories do not adequately reflect the full context and complex fabric of our lives. I love my family very much, and at this difficult time, I respectfully request privacy for the good for my family and especially for our children.

Evans has yet to make a statement regarding the attack.

Barker is known for his time as a college quarterback for the University of Alabama. Although he was drafted in 1995 by the Green Bay Packers and then by the New England Patriots, he could not play a single game for the NFL.

He was able to play three seasons with the Canadian Football League under the Toronto Argonauts and a one-year stint for the original XFL in 2001, but is widely known for his broadcasting career, including his current show “The Jay Barker Show”. on the radio.

Evans is Barker’s second wife, who herself recently divorced her first husband Craig Schelske when she met Barker. Evans as a country artist made an impact with several No. 1 hits on the Billboard Country charts.

Jay Barker and Sara Evans attend the 53rd Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Taylor Hill/Getty Images

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