BY SPNW Staff 02:07PM 11/28/2012

Stevens arrested in Fla; Solo ‘happily’ married

Jerramy Stevens can’t keep himself out of the news — he was arrested Wednesday in Florida for investigation of violating his probation, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Stevens, former Washington Husky and Seattle Seahawk who recently married soccer star Hope Solo, was arrested at 10 a.m. ET at an address listed as his home residence on the sheriff’s report, according to records from the sheriff’s office via KING5 news.

Stevens was on probation in Florida, stemming from a drug-possession charge from October 2010. Stevens played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the time. He was arrested near the team hotel after an officer found marijuana in a Crown Royal bag contained in his equipment bag. Stevens was to remain on probation until October 2013.

Stevens had permission to travel to Washington earlier this month, a spokesman for Florida’s Department of Corrections’ Bureau of Probation and Parole Field Services told USA Today last week.

A Department of Corrections spokesperson told KING-TV that Stevens’ probation allowed him to be in Washington as long as he did not get arrested. However, Stevens’ arrest Nov. 12  for investigation of assault in Kirkland was a violation.

Kirkland police identified the victim as Hope Solo, a star goalie at UW from 1999-2002 who who two Olympic gold medals. Stevens appeared before a judge in Kirkland Municipal Court and was released without being charged, although the case remains under investigation.

Stevens married Solo the same day he was released from custody.

 After a workout with the national team in Portland Tuesday, Solo spoke with Jim Caple of ESPN.com and described herself as happily married. She said the media blew the incident out of proportion.

“I would never stand for domestic violence,” she said. “I’ve never been hit in my life.”

Stevens has a long run of history with the law.

As a senior at River Ridge High School in Lacey in 1998, Stevens faced a felony assault charge that was downgraded to a misdemeanor, which allowed him to keep his football scholarship at the UW.

As a sophomore at the University of Washington, he was arrested for investigation of sexual assault but never charged. As a junior in 2001, he was cited for reckless driving after crashing into a retirement home and fleeing the scene.

Drafted by the Seahawks with the 28th pick in 2002, he was arrested for DUI one year later. He pleaded down to reckless driving.

He was arrested in Arizona in 2007 and later convicted of extreme DUI. His blood alcohol content was measured at twice the legal limit more than two hours after he was pulled over.

He was signed by the Buccaneers that same year. The Bucs released Stevens in October 2010 after his arrest on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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  • notaboomer

    stevens came to wash to be with solo. they got in a fight. cops showed up. had to arrest because of domestic violence. they went to lawyer. he said “get married” to cover up the out-of-state probation violation i.e. “sorry your honor but i needed to marry my true love now!.” hey solo got a shutout tonight so woohoo let’s party.

    • art thiel

      Your theory is not too hot. Th nuptials had been planned awhile before Jerramy was in the fight. And I don’t think the fight was with Hope.

      • notaboomer

        so hope caught an elbow breaking up the fight between her fiance and her brother? kids these days. wait they are both over 30.

  • 1coolguy

    Hope and Jerramy – Dumb and Dumber

    • art thiel

      C’mon, now. No judging of the heart, right?

      • 1coolguy

        Seems like the downside is pretty big, given recorded history.

  • Big

    Hmm, it should be illegal for Mr. Stevens to get married or father children.

    Hope, the head and heart thing might not work out so well. Good luck.