Solo marries Stevens after assault arrest charges dropped

U.S. soccer star Hope Solo has married Jerramy Stevens, a former University of Washington and Seahawks tight end, despite his arrest early Monday on suspicion of assaulting her at a Kirkland home. Stevens was not charged after appearing in a Kirkland Municipal Court Tuesday following his arrest.

According to KING 5 reporter Chris Daniels, the two went through with their wedding after leaving the courtroom Tuesday afternoon.

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Hope Solo is pictured leaving a Kirkland courtroom Tuesday following a bail hearing for her fiance, Jerramy Stevens. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

Stevens, 33, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree domestic violence assault early Monday morning after police responded to a call about a physical altercation involving several men during a party at a Kirkland home. Daniels, citing court documents, said Solo's brother, Marcus, called 911 after a fight with other men who had not been invited to the house. A stun gun was involved in the altercation.

Kirkland Police say when they arrived to the home early Monday morning, they found several drunk, uncooperative people.

Solo, 31, refused to give a statement to police, who noticed a laceration on her elbow as well as blood in different parts of the house, including the bedroom in which police found Stevens. Stevens told police that he and Solo had been involved in an argument about whether they were going to stay in Washington or move to Florida following their wedding, Daniels said. Police noticed dried blood on Stevens' shirt.

That gave police probable cause to arrest Stevens on suspicion of assaulting Solo.

The Kirkland Municipal Court judge released Stevens after deciding there was no evidence connecting him to any assault. Stevens was not charged, but charges could be brought later if more evidence is uncovered.

Daniels said court documents show Stevens and Solo, who also attended the University of Washington, have been dating for two months. The two applied for a marriage license last week.

Stevens was a first-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2002. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the Seahawks released him in 2007.

Stevens has had several run-ins with the law. In June 2003, he was stopped for investigation of drunken driving in Seattle's Medina neighborhood. He pleaded guilty to reckless driving and spent two days in jail.

Stevens was convicted of DUI in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2007 and suspended for one game. In Oct. 2010, he was arrested on an allegation of felony drug possession while playing for the Buccaneers.


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