Jarret Stoll, the Los Angeles Kings center and boyfriend of Erin Andrews of Fox Sports and “Dancing with the Stars” fame, was free on bond Saturday after his arrest for suspected drug possession at a Las Vegas resort on Friday.
Stoll, arrested on suspicion of having cocaine and Ecstasy, was released on $5,000 bond from the Clark County Detention Center after his arrest late Friday afternoon at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Wet Republic pool complex. That’s where the Kings and Stoll celebrated their Stanley Cup wins in 2012 and last year. The Kings did not make the playoffs this season.
“We are aware of police reports out of Clark County, Nevada regarding Jarret Stoll,” the Kings said in a statement. “Our organization is concerned and has begun conducting a thorough internal investigation. While we continue to actively gather facts, we are withholding further comment at this time.”
Neither Stoll, who will become an unrestricted free agent July 1, nor representatives for Andrews have commented on the arrest. Stoll, 32, and Andrews, the 36-year-old NFL sideline reporter for Fox, have been dating since 2012. Stoll previously was engaged to Australian model Rachel Hunter, the ex-wife of singer Rod Stewart.
“We are aware of the reports tonight and we obviously will follow up to understand the nature of the allegations that are being made,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Los Angeles Times. “We are not in a position at this time to comment further until we have more information.”
The Times reports that Stoll was briefly hospitalized for a seizure nearly two years ago.
One of the times Stoll was in the news for non-hockey reasons was the summer of 2013 when he was rushed to the hospital after having suffered a seizure at his Hermosa Beach home.
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said then that Stoll was taken to a hospital in Torrance and released later that day.
Lombardi told The Times after the seizure: “The bottom line is that he’s fine. Now the issue is what caused it.
“There are a myriad of things that can cause them.”
By Cindy Boren - The Washington Post/April 19, 2015