Former NFL tight end, Hope Solo’s husband arrested on DUI charge

January 21st, 2015 by Staff

Stevens (left) with his wife, soccer star Hope Solo.

(KIROTV.COM) MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – Former Seahawk Jerramy Stevens was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles, TMZ reported. 

Jail records from the LA County Sheriff’s Department show Stevens was booked for a misdemeanor at 2:12 am. Monday and was held in lieu of $5,000 bond. He was arrested at 1:49 am. by Manhattan Beach police.  

Stevens’ wife, soccer star Hope Solo, also was in his vehicle and both asked a responding officer if they knew who they were and were acting belligerent, TMZ reported.

High-profile police incidents are nothing new for Stevens and Solo, who were both standout athletes at the University of Washington. 

In 2007, Stevens was convicted of drunken driving in Arizona when he was a Seahawks tight end and was given a 30-day jail sentence. He also received a one-game NFL suspension, and the Seahawks didn’t resign him. 

Stevens was arrested for marijuana possession in October 2010. The Bucs, his team then, released him almost immediately.

In November 2012, the day of their wedding, Stevens was in Kirkland Municipal Court for a misdemeanor domestic violence assault against Solo, which she denied. Stevens was arrested after police were called to an altercation in which Solo’s older brother, Marcus, used a “stun gun” while allegedly fighting a group of males who were not invited to a party at the house, according to a police report.

The case was dismissed. 

Stevens’ legal issues go back to his time at River Ridge in Olympia. In one incident he allegedly prearranged fight with a teen, whom one of Stevens’ friends allegedly hit in the head with a baseball bat before Stevens allegedly stomped on his face.

While at Washington, Stevens pleaded guilty to hit-and-run after crashing his vehicle into a nursing home in 2000. He’s also had multiple other driving citations. 

Also in 2000, Stevens was accused of sexual assault against a Washington sorority member, after he was seen with the 19-year-old on the night she reported being raped. Stevens was arrested, but after a long investigation prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to file charges. The incident was later the subject of an investigative book, “Scoreboard Baby.”

Earlier this month, a Seattle judge dismissed a domestic violence assault charges against soccer superstar Hope Solo, a week before the case was set for trial.

Solo, a goalie for the U.S. women’s national soccer team and the Seattle Reign professional club, had been charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-­degree assault stemming from an altercation with her half­-sister and 17-­year­-old nephew at a party in June.

Solo did not appear at Tuesday’s hearing.

The judge had agreed to let her attend a training camp. Solo’s lawyer, Todd Maybrown, sought to have the charges dismissed on the grounds that the alleged victims refused to answer questions about the case.

At a hearing last week, the judge renewed an order for a deposition after Solo’s nephew and half-sister failed to appear for interviews. Prosecutors had said the pair didn’t appear because they weren’t served with subpoenas and there wasn’t adequate time to notify them, given the New Year’s Day holiday.

Information from The Associated Press is included in this report.

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