Singer Sara Evans filed for divorce from ex-Alabama QB before weekend charges

NASHVILLE (WDEF) – Former Alabama quarterback and current sports radio host Jay Barker faces a March court date on domestic violence charges.

The 49 year old Barker was arrested after an early morning incident over the weekend.

Police investigators say he tried to back over his wife and another person after they were leaving a party around 1:30 Saturday morning.

He missed them.

Barker is separated from his wife, singer Sara Evans.

She filed for divorce at the end of the summer.

They have been married for 12 years.

Barker faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

On Sunday, Barker released a statement on Instagram saying he is “beyond humbled by the words of support I have received from friends, supporters and so many in the Alabama family.”

His only comment on the incident was “Unfortunately, headlines and quick-to-publish news stories do not adequately capture the full context and complex fabric of our lives.”
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