It may be a while before all the facts are unearthed, but Stevens has passed through the last decade-and-a-half in a haze of criminal confrontations and eventual escape routes based on his athletic ability. He was charged with felony assault in high school, violated the terms of his home confinement with a marijuana charge, and was eventually able to plead that charge out to misdemeanor assault and time served.
You see, the University of Washington had a rising star on its hands.
In 2000, Stevens was not charged in an alleged rape that still burns a lot of people familiar with the incident. Then-King County prosecutor Norm Maleng, who had a history of letting football players off with slaps on the wrist in potential criminal situations, said that there was "insufficient evidence" to charge Stevens.
Just lock him up and throw away the key.