Hope Solo poses with her gold medal after the USA beat Japan in the gold medal match during the London Olympics at Wembley Stadium on Aug. 9.(Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports)
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6:01PM EST November 28. 2012 - As Hope Solo prepared to play a friendly against Ireland, her husband, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens remained at Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Fla., after his latest arrest earlier Wednesday.
The violation of probation is a result of Stevens' arrest on domestic abuse charges in Washington state, Ann Howard, director of communications at the Florida Department of Corrections, told USA TODAY Sports. Stevens had permission to travel to Washington but then he was arrested there, violating the terms of his probation, Howard said.
A warrant for his arrest was issued by the Department of Corrections.
"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."
Solo tweeted Wednesday evening in response to a headline on Stevens' arrest.
"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."
A day earlier, she met with reporters for the first time since she married Stevens on Nov. 13. The two were married a day after his arrest at a party for domestic violence in Kirkland, Wash. The judge found no probable cause to keep Stevens in custody and released him.
"My life is great," the goalkeeper said, according to the Associated Press. "My life is happy."
"It's unfortunate what the media can do to judge before the facts are out there. It's hard to see, but it's a hard truth, and it's part of life," she said. "I'm happy. I'm happily married. I would never stand for domestic violence. I've never been hit in my life."
Stevens, 33, was placed on probation through October 2013 for a marijuana charge in 2010. He is scheduled to have a hearing tomorrow in Hillsborough County but will appear on a video screen from jail, O'Brien said.
"He is very upset and angry," O'Brien said. "And he is hopeful that the law will be followed once we get into court."
Contributing: Jon Saraceno