Jerramy Stevens, Hope Solo's husband, arrested in Florida for violation of parole
Jerramy Stevens, the former NFL tight end who recently married US soccer star Hope Solo, was arrested in Florida on Wednesday for investigation of violation of his probation.
Stevens, 33, was on probation for a possession of cannabis charge, according to booking information obtained on the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website.
Seattle news outlet KING-TV reported that a Department of Corrections spokesperson believed that Stevens’ probation allowed him to travel to the state of Washington, as long as he did not get arrested. However, Stevens’ arrest earlier this month stemming from a domestic dispute violated his Florida probation, according to the report.
Stevens and Solo have been in the news this month after that domestic dispute led to Stevens' arrest.
Police say that they were called to a disturbance at a home in Kirkland, a Seattle suburb, in the early-morning hours on Nov. 12. Solo and her brother blamed a disturbance on three unknown men. Officers maintained they had probable cause to arrest Stevens because they observed evidence of an altercation, including a cut on Solo's elbow, and his admission that the two had argued, according to court documents.
The case against Stevens was dropped during court appearance due to lack of evidence. Stevens and Solo were married that night.
Solo, 31, commented on their marriage as recently as Tuesday after practicing with the US National Team in Portland, Ore.
''My life is great,'' the goalkeeper said. ''My life is happy.''
''It's unfortunate what the media can do to judge before the facts are out there. It's hard to see, but it's a hard truth, and it's part of life,'' she said. ''I'm happy. I'm happily married. I would never stand for domestic violence. I've never been hit in my life.''
Stevens was arrested in 2010 while playing for Tampa Bay. He was pulled over and arrested the night before a game for possession of marijuana. He was almost immediately released by the Buccaneers.