Earlier this month, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested on a fourth-degree domestic violence charge stemming from a Nov. 13 incident in Kirkland, Wash., involving gold-medal winning U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo.
That incident has resurfaced as Stevens was taken into custody on Wednesday by the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, who are investigating whether or not Stevens violated the terms of his probation when he was arrested in Washington state.
As of 8 p.m. ET, Hillsborough Co. arrest inquiry records indicate that Stevens remains in jail.
In the early morning hours of Nov. 13, police in Kirkland, Wash., were summoned by Solo's brother to investigate a domestic violence incident. The 31-year-old Solo had a laceration on her elbow and was uncooperative with police, who would discover Stevens on the floor of an upstairs bedroom with blood on his cheek and shirt. Stevens was not charged with a crime and was released later that day following an appearance in Kirkland Municipal Court. Stevens and Solo were married later that evening, the night of his 33rd birthday.
The admitted argument between Solo and Stevens during the Nov. 13 incident that ultimately involved the authorities was reportedly over which state the couple would reside -- Washington or Florida. With Stevens possibly violating his probation, a Florida judge may cast the deciding vote.
Solo made her first public comments since the incident on Tuesday, blaming the media for rushing to judgment on Stevens before all the facts of the matter were in, reports Jim Caple of ESPN.com.
"I'm happy. I'm happily married. I would never stand for domestic violence," said Solo. "I've never been hit in my life. It's unfortunate, but that's what the media can do.
"I'm happy in my life. I know the people closest to me are the only ones who really know what happened. The facts are out there if people really want to find them out -- they can go and find them out in the police report. But I would never stand for domestic violence. I won't read any of the negative things about me or my husband. Like I said, we're happy, and ultimately that's all that really matters."
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