Hope Solo’s husband, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, is in a Florida jail Thursday because of a probation violation stemming from his arrest on domestic abuse charges earlier this month in Washington.
“I believe this is improper,” Stevens’ attorney, Mark O’Brien, told USA Today Sports. “A judge in Washington — after he had a full hearing in which the state of Washington called witnesses, including a law enforcement official — found no probable cause.
“In this particular case, he should not be held without bond — he shouldn’t even have his probation violated.”
Stevens was put on probation through October 2013 for a marijuana charge in 2010. He is scheduled to have a hearing later Thursday.
“He is very upset and angry,” O’Brien said. “And he is hopeful that the law will be followed once we get into court.”
Solo, the goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s soccer team, is in Ireland preparing for a friendly, but tweeted her support for her husband.
“I feel bad for all the ignorance in the world. People are so quick to judge. The media spins stories in such dramatic fashion. I will continue to show love, and never make judgments. I am blessed w True Love & the beautiful game of soccer. I wish everybody the same happiness.”
Solo and Stevens got married on Nov. 13, just one day after his arrest for domestic violence.