November 28, U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper and “Dancing with the Stars” celebrity Hope Solo’s new husband, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, was arrested in Florida for violating his probation. Stevens has a long history of arrests.
Stevens, a former Washington Husky and Seattle Seahawk, was on probation in Florida until October 2013 for a drug possession charge in October 2010. While Stevens was playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that October, he was arrested near the team hotel on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In Florida, bail is not an option for parole violation and Stevens remains in jail.
Stevens arrested for assaulting Solo the night before wedding
Stevens violated his Florida probation on November 13, when he was arrested in the state of Washington for assaulting Solo. Stevens reportedly assaulted his bride-to-be in a fight involving several individuals at a party the night before his wedding. The couple, who had only been in a relationship for two months, apparently had been fighting over where to get married. Solo’s brother Marcus called police for help after using a stun gun on someone fighting at the party. One woman was taken to the hospital with injuries from the fight.
The police officers found Stevens hiding behind a bed in an upstairs bedroom. Stevens appeared before a judge and was released without being charged, but the case remains under investigation by police.
Solo, 31, and Stevens, 33, married the next day as planned, the same day he was released from custody.
Solo is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist (2008 and 2012). Solo also won the Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper and Bronze Ball for third best overall performance at FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, where the USA finished second to Japan.
Stevens has long history of arrests
In addition to his arrests in 2010 and November 2012, Stevens has been charged with a variety of offenses dating back to 1998.
- Stevens was arrested in Arizona in 2007 and convicted of DUI. His blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit two hours after he was pulled over.
- Stevens was arrested for DUI in 2003, a year after he was drafted by the Seahawks.
- As a junior at the University of Washington in 2001, Stevens was cited for reckless driving after crashing into a retirement home and fleeing the scene.
- As a sophomore at the University of Washington, Stevens was arrested for sexual assault but never charged.
- In 1998, as a senior at River Ridge High School in Lacey, Washington, Stevens was charged with felony assault that was downgraded to a misdemeanor, which allowed him to keep his football scholarship at the University of Washington.
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