Monday March 16th, 2015

Former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, the husband of United States women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor DUI, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office told on Monday.

TMZ first reported the news.

The charges stem from an incident in January when Stevens was arrested for DUI in Manhattan Beach, Calif., while driving a U.S. Soccer van.  Police said Solo was in the car at the time, but she was not arrested or detained.

The first misdemeanor count is for driving under influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI, while the second misdemeanor count is for driving with at least a 0.08 BAC within 10 years of another DUI, the district attorney's office said. 

Two days after the incident, Solo was suspended for 30 days by U.S. Soccer for what USWNT head coach Jill Ellis called a "poor decision."

In late February, Solo spoke to Good Morning America's Robin Roberts about her suspension and Stevens' arrest. 

"Well, clearly, I wasn't thinking. I mean, it was a horrible choice," Solo told Roberts. "I think I just wasn't in a good place, emotionally, to even make good decisions. I mean, it's not an excuse but I just, it was stupid. Should've called a taxi."

Stevens was arrested for DUI in Arizona in 2007 and was later found guilty by a jury on three charges. The 35-year-old spent nine years as an NFL tight end, last playing in 2010.

- Molly Geary

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