May 08, 2015

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) Former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens was sentenced Friday to a month in jail for driving drunk in a Southern California beach town, prosecutors said.

Stevens, who is married to soccer star Hope Solo, was arrested in Manhattan Beach in January while driving a U.S. women's soccer team van at night with the lights off.

Solo, who was with Stevens when he was arrested, was suspended from the national team for 30 days for what were described as health-related issues. She had been ordered to refrain from drinking alcohol last year after being arrested at her sister's home on domestic violence charges that were later dropped.

Stevens, 35, was ordered to enter a two-year alcohol program and will be probation for four years.

Stevens pleaded no contest last month in Los Angeles Superior Court to misdemeanor drunken driving charges. His blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit, prosecutors said.

Stevens also has a 2007 DUI conviction in Arizona.

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