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11/29/2012 05:21 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2013

Hope Solo Defends Jerramy Stevens On Twitter, As Media Continue To Scrutinize Her Personal Life

Hope Solo took to Twitter to defend her husband, Jerramy Stevens, after he was arrested for the second time this month on Wednesday morning in Florida.

The former NFL tight end is being investigated for a possible probation violation stemming from a previous marijuana conviction, following his Nov. 12 arrest in Washington on suspicion of domestic violence.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Stevens was arrested in October 2010 for three drug-related charges, including possession of cannabis with intent to sell. He was given probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge, USA Today reports.

Stevens' recent assault charges were dismissed by a Kirkland County judge the day after his arrest, and the couple married shortly thereafter, though the case remains under investigation, the Washington Post notes.

Though Stevens was released on Thursday on an order by Hillsborough County Judge Walter Heinrich, USA Today notes that he still faces a probation hearing to determine whether the domestic violence arrest constitutes a violation.

Since Wednesday, Solo has used both traditional media and social media to defend her husband. In her first interview since Stevens' assault arrest, Solo lamented her marriage being scrutinized without the full story being known.

"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 told the Associated Press. "I'm happy. I'm happily married. I would never stand for domestic violence. I've never been hit in my life."

Solo also tweeted her frustrations at fans and reporters, who she says are clouding the facts.

Though some fans are critical of Solo for sticking by her husband, others have come to her defense, saying her personal life should be off-limits. In a column published on Thursday, Bleacher Report's Adam Wells acknowledged Stevens' troubling past while admonishing the public for judging the couple's marriage and sticking its nose where it doesn't belong.

"Is there any reason, based on his past, to give Stevens the benefit of the doubt as a changed person? Absolutely not," Wells writes. "Solo defends her husband and his actions for whatever reasons. That is her choice, and no one else should be jumping down her throat to criticize her for the way she lives her life."

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