Apr 18, 2015 4:15 PM
LA Kings' Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas
The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas resort.
Stoll was released on $5,000 bond from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night. He's accused of being in possession of cocaine.
Stoll's attorney, David Chesnoff, urged "everyone not to prejudge the circumstances" surrounding the two-time Stanley Cup champion's arrest late Friday afternoon at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex.
"We're looking forward to assisting a fine athlete and gentleman," Chesnoff told The Associated Press. "We plan to investigate the allegations fully. We'll be able to comment more at a later date."
Stoll is expected to appear in a Las Vegas courtroom within several weeks. The court date was not immediately known.
Police did not immediately respond to requests for further details Saturday.
The 32-year-old Stoll is the boyfriend of Erin Andrews, the "Dancing with the Stars" co-host and Fox Sports reporter. They have been dating since late 2012.
Stoll previously was engaged to New Zealander model Rachel Hunter, singer Rod Stewart's ex-wife. Stoll and Hunter dated for two years before Stoll called off their scheduled wedding in August 2009.
Stoll will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and the 12-year NHL veteran's future in Los Angeles was in doubt even before his arrest. He had a career-low 17 points in 73 games this season, continuing a steady scoring decline for a player who managed 68 points for the Edmonton Oilers in 2006.
Stoll grew up in Saskatchewan and began his NHL career with Edmonton. The Kings acquired him in a trade in 2008, and he has been a fixture in their lineup for seven seasons.
Although not a prolific scorer, Stoll provided gritty two-way play and filled an important leadership role while Los Angeles won its Stanley Cup titles in 2012 and 2014. The Kings missed the playoffs by two points this season, finishing ninth in the Western Conference and cleaning out their lockers for the summer last Monday.
The Kings are no strangers to the MGM Grand: Several Los Angeles players partied with the Stanley Cup at the Wet Republic resort area last June after winning their second title.
The Kings have dealt with legal troubles all season after Russian defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested in October and charged with felony domestic violence. Voynov was suspended for the final 76 games of the season.