Who is Hope Solo's husband? Ex-US women's soccer goalie arrested for DWI and child abuse
Solo wants everyone to know that her kids are her life, that she was released immediately and is now at home with her family
Hope Solo, former goalkeeper for the United States Women's National Soccer team, was arrested after she was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in North Carolina with her 2-year-old twins inside.
Solo was arrested on Thursday, March 31, in a shopping center parking lot in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and charged with driving under influence, resisting a public officer and misdemeanor child abuse, according to a police report. According to an arrest warrant, a passerby noticed the Olympic champion passed out behind the steering wheel for more than an hour with the vehicle's engine running and the two children in the backseat. A responding officer could smell alcohol and the warrant said that Solo refused a field sobriety test and her blood was drawn instead.
As of now, Solo has been released and according to reports she has a court date of June 28. Rich Nichols, a Texas-based attorney who represents Solo, released a statement on Friday, March 1 saying, “On the advice of counsel, Hope can’t speak about this situation. but she wants everyone to know that her kids are her life, that she was released immediately and is now at home with her family, that the story is more sympathetic than the initial charges suggest, and that she looks forward to her opportunity to defend these charges.”
The Olympic champion's arrest has suddenly led to people questioning her parenting skills and her husband. Solo married athlete Jerramy Stevens in November 2012 and they have two children together, 2-year-old twins, Lozen and Vittorio. This is not Solo's lone run-in with the law, in 2015 Solo had domestic violence assault charges against her dismissed. She was facing two misdemeanor counts stemming from an altercation with her half-sister and 17-year-old nephew at a party.
Who is Jerramy Stevens?
Solo's husband, Stevens is a former NFL player. He was initially drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2002. Stevens played for the Seahawks first and then for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before that, he played the sport in high school and participated in college football at the University of Washington.
It is not only Solo, who is allegedly under the cop's radar; her husband has also been involved in quite a few legal crimes in the past. According to YourTango, Stevens left the league in 2010 after the Buccaneers waived his contract due to an arrest for marijuana possession.
Even in high school, he faced a felony assault charge that was eventually dropped to a misdemeanor for beating up a classmate. He was also investigated for sexual assault in college but was never charged. He’s also been arrested three times for a DUI; one time in early 2015, Stevens and Solo were pulled over together in a US Soccer-owned van and he was charged with DUI.