Jarret Stoll Arrested for Drugs and Erin Andrews’ Reaction
After being arrested for suspicion of drug possession by Las Vegas police, Los Angeles Kingsâ€™ center, Jarret Stoll, finds his career in even more peril after coming off a shaky season just as heâ€™s set to become a free agent.
The 33-year-old Stoll was arrested at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas after security guards reportedly found both ecstasy and cocaine in his pockets. Stoll was with teammates from the Kings when he attempted to join a pool party at the Wet Republic club situated within the hotel.
Before entering the pool area, Stoll was given what the Los Angeles Times described as â€œa voluntary pat-down upon entranceâ€ by security. The search itself was not a surprise since a posted sign near the entrance indicated that guests were subject to it.
It was at this point that Stoll was discovered to have what the guards believed to be the drugs in question. The amount of cocaine was later determined to be 3.3 grams, while the ecstasy weighed 8.1 grams.
When police arrived, one of the arresting officers, who has been a narcotics detective for the past two decades, immediately recognized the drugs as cocaine and ecstasy. According to that officer, Jarret Stoll admitted that the powder was cocaine. After being booked, he was released on $5,000 bond.
A Potentially Controversial Comment
Jarret Stollâ€™s arrest received even more prominence, because his girlfriend for the past three years, sportscaster Erin Andrews, is currently serving as hostess for the ABC networkâ€™s dance competition, â€œDancing With the Stars.â€
Since the arrest, Andrews has made no public statement about Jarret Stoll. However, three days after the arrest, an Andrews comment while interviewing one of the contestants was seen as a possible window into her feelings about the situation.
With the showâ€™s theme for the night being spring break, Andrews interviewed teenage actress Willow Shields after her dancing and asked, â€œWhat do you usually do on spring break?â€ Smith responded that unlike others in her age bracket that travel to noted hotspots, she simply stays close to home and watches television.
Andrewsâ€™ response then raised eyebrows when she said, â€œThereâ€™s nothing wrong with that. I feel like some other people should learn from you.â€
Should toxicology tests confirm that the drugs were cocaine and ecstasy, Jarret Stoll will face felony charges for possession.
Ironically, the hearing date on those potential charges was set for July 1, which happens to be the first day that Jarret Stollâ€™s free agency becomes official. He recently completed his 12th season in the National Hockey League, having played the last seven for the Kings.
Even before the arrest, it was considered doubtful that the Kings would re-sign Stoll due to salary cap issues (Jarret Stoll made $3.25 million this past year) and his declining performance. During the 2014-15 regular season, the Kings went from winning the Stanley Cup to not even reaching the playoffs.