They say birds of a feather flock together. We will find that most times, whatever a man does for fun; his wife, fiance, or girlfriend also partakes of the same.
Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll, the boyfriend of Erin Andrews, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession on Friday in Las Vegas, according to the police department’s online records.
The news was first reported by the CBS TV affiliate in Las Vegas, saying he was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy at the Wet Republic pool club at the MGM Grand hotel.
Stoll, 32, had been held at the Clark County Detention Center, but officials there Friday night said he was no longer in custody. Another person close to the case confirmed that information.
Bill Daly, the NHL’s deputy commissioner, said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times: “We are aware of the reports tonight, and we obviously will follow up to understand the nature of the allegations that are being made. We are not in a position at this time to comment further until we have more information.”
The Kings were informed of the matter Friday night.
“We are aware of police reports out of Clark County, Nev., regarding Jarret Stoll,” the team 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.”
Stoll, 32, has been with the Kings since the 2008-09 season, and was an integral part of their two Stanley Cup championship runs, in 2012 and 2014. The Kings missed the playoffs and their season ended last Saturday.
Stoll is due to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He is the longtime boyfriend of TV sports reporter Erin Andrews.
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 suffering a seizure at his home in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said then that Stoll was taken to a hospital 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.”