Jerramy Stevens, Hope Solo’s Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jerramy Stevens (Booking Photo, Manhattan Beach Police Department)

Jerramy Stevens (Booking Photo, Manhattan Beach Police Department)

Goalkeeper Hope Solo will miss at least the next two games for the US women’s team after she was suspended for at least 30 days following reports she was “acting belligerent” when police arrested her husband, former NFL star Jerramy Stevens, for DUI.

The ex-Seattle Seahawks tight end was arrested in Manhattan Beach, California, at 1:49 a.m.on Monday morning, booked on the misdemeanor rap and held on $5,000 bail, online jail records said.

Solo, 33, was in the car when Stevens, 35, was pulled over for driving without headlights but was not arrested.

According to TMZ, Solo lost her cool during the traffic stop and pulled out her cellphone to record the cops.

She wasn’t arrested but the bad publicity didn’t go down well with coach Jill Ellis, who said:”During our current national team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates. We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team.”

It’s not the first time the couple have had off-the-field problems with the law – and Stevens has arrests dating back more than a decade.

Here’s what you need to know about him:

1. He Was Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Hope Solo the Night Before Their Wedding

Hope Solo Domestic Dispute 911 Call ReleasedHope Solo's 911 call from November 2012 has been released. Police were summoned on the day of Solo's planned wedding to Jerramy Stevens after a fight broke out, and Stevens was later arrested on charges of domestic violence. Now the four phone calls Solo's brother, Marcus Solo, made has been released. Seattle's KOMO-TV has acquired…2013-03-09T13:25:33.000Z

In November, 2012, Stevens was hauled off by police after a brawl during a house party the night before his planned nuptials with the US goalie, who was hurt in the fracas..

However, they went through with the marriage following his release and the case was dropped due to lack of evidence.

2. He Met Solo at College

Hope Solo with Jerramy Stevens (Getty)

Hope Solo with Jerramy Stevens (Getty)

Born in Boise, Idaho to a black father and a white mother – who was a cop – Stevens met his future wife at the University of Washington. Solo attended from 1999 to 2003, nearly the same time as Stevens. She played four years on the Washington Huskies women’s soccer team while he was the star tight end for the college and won the Rose Bowl with Washington following an 11-1 season in 2001.

3. He Was in Super Bowl XL with the Seattle Seahawks

Jerramy Stevens (Getty)

Jerramy Stevens (Getty)

Stevens became a regular starter for the Seahawks after he was selected as a first-round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. On February 5 2006, he caught 3 passes for 35 yards in the Super Bowl – including the Seahawks’ first-ever Super Bowl touchdown. But he also dropped three big passes in his team’s 21-10 loss to the Steelers.

He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2007 to 2010.

4. He Has a Long Rap Sheet and Was Accused of Rape in College

(Booking photo)

(Booking photo)

Stevens was arrested in July, 2000 for allegedly raping a 19-year-old University of Washington student after a fraternity party.

Police reportedly suspected the victim was given a date rape drug at the party but blood samples were taken too late for testing.

Prosecutors did not file charges but the accuser filed civil charges and the parties allegedly reached an out-of-court settlement.

He was also arrested for DUI in 2003 and in 2007.

5. He Was Kneed in the Groin on Monday Night Football

A Football Nut-ShotTyler Brayton knees Jerramy Stevens in the groin.2006-11-15T03:01:19.000Z

In a 2006 game against the Oakland Raiders, Stevens was famously kneed in the groin by Raiders defensive end Tyler Brayton, who was then ejected from the game. Neither player was suspended, but Brayton was fined $25,000 by the NFL, and Stevens was fined $15,000 for his involvement, as well as an earlier taunting incident.

Raiders coach Art Shell said in an interview that Stevens was the instigator, and had tried to knee Brayton earlier. However Mike Holgrem, the Seahawks coach, insisted Stevens was not attempting to strike Brayton, but was struggling for leverage which caused his leg to flare out.

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