As was widely reported earlier this month, former Huskies' and Seahawks' tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested Nov. 12 after police responded to a report of domestic violence in Kirkland. Responding officers determined Stevens hit his then-fiance Hope Solo (the couple has since married), though charges haven't been brought against the former football player and Solo has maintained that Stevens never struck her.
The Kirkland arrest was a headache for Stevens and Solo, and today that headache persisted -- as Stevens was arrested at his home in Florida for a probation violation stemming from his November run-in with Kirkland police. Stevens was on probation in Florida for a 2010 marijuana possession arrest.
Nick Eaton of the Seattle PI and plenty of others have noted the arrest this afternoon, as any news about the historically dysfunctional Stevens and his new star soccer player bride seems to play well with Seattle audiences.
According to the PI:
Stevens was arrested at his home at 10 a.m. EST and booked into jail an hour later, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa. He was cuffed for allegedly violating the terms of his parole from a previous conviction for possession of marijuana, and as of 12:30 p.m. PST he was still in jail.
While headlines of Stevens' latest arrest are sure to cause guffaws and chuckles from his many detractors, it's worth noting that -- according to reports -- his arrest today is simply a reaction to his previous arrest earlier this month in Kirkland, and not something new. Considering charges haven't brought against Stevens in that case, and a judge determined there wasn't enough evidence to hold him on the matter, today's development certainly falls toward the bottom of his rap sheet in terms of severity.
Of course, when you've got a history that includes accusations of date rape, assault, DUI, and felony battery, that's not hard to do.