5. Jerramy Stevens
Position: Tight end
Draft Year: 2002
Pick: 28th (draft capital: 660)
Jerramy Stevens was a hometown kid and star at the University of Washington. He was born in Boise, Idaho and raised in Lacey, Washington. Stevens is a prime example of a bust as much because of his off-field issues as his performance on the field. On the field, Stevens wasn’t a terrible tight end for the Seattle Seahawks. His career high 554 receiving yards came in 2005, when the Seahawks went to the Super Bowl, although he dropped several key passes in the heartbreaking 21-10 loss to the Steelers. It was also his first season in which he was the primary starting tight end.
Off the field, Stevens was (and still is) a mess. While still on the Huskies football team in May of 2001, he was cited for reckless driving and hit and run for crashing his pickup truck into a retirement home, nearly causing serious injury to a 92-year-old woman whose dresser fell onto her bed where she was sleeping. This was a preview of Stevens’ three subsequent DUI arrests in the coming years, his most recent in early 2015.
Stevens didn’t only drive drunk and drop passes. He has fought bouncers in the club, partied at his condo complex too hard, and got caught driving around with weed in his car. A particularly bizarre incident occurred in 2012, when he was arrested for assault of his then-fiancée, US Women’s Soccer Team star Hope Solo. The day after a Kirkland judge dropped the case because of lack of evidence, Stevens and Solo got married. Solo has had her own legal troubles for beating people up. Say “hi” to the happy couple next time you’re in Kirkland.
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