Hope Solo, the U.S. Olympics gold-medal-winning women’s soccer team goalkeeper, was involved in altercation at home that led to the arrest of her fiancé Jerramy Stevens on Monday, the morning before they were supposed to be married.
Stevens, a former first-round pick and NFL tight end, was arrested by police early Monday morning for fourth-degree domestic violence but was not charged. He was released by a Kirkland Municipal Court judge because there was a lack of evidence connecting him to an assault.
In the police report, Stevens said that the argument between him and Solo was over where they would live after the marriage: Florida or Washington.
Police responded to a disturbance at the home around 3:45 a.m. in the Kirkland involving a physical altercation between eight people during a party, Kirkland Police Lt. Mike Murray said.
At the scene, officers attempted to contact several people who appeared to be intoxicated; the would not cooperate with police. The officers came to a determination based on observations and information that there was enough probable cause to arrest Stevens for fourth-degree assault.
Solo’s older brother, Marcus, told officers there were two or three unknown men who to blame for the disturbance. Marcus Solo admitted to police that he had to use a stun gun on one of the men, but that individual fled before police arrived.
Court documents also indicate that police found Stevens lying between a bed and a wall in the upstairs bedroom. Stevens told officers he was sleeping on the floor and did not hear the fight, but officers noticed dried blood on Stevens’ shirt, indicating there could have been a fight.
In the affidavit given by the officer, his probable cause to arrest Stevens were his admission that he argued with Hope Solo, an injury to her elbow, blood on Stevens’ shirt and signs of a fight in bedroom Stevens was sleeping in.
Stevens is no stranger to authority. His most previous run-in was in Tampa, Fla., where he was accused of attacking two bouncers in March 2011. In 2007 he was convicted of drunk driving in Arizona. During his collegiate football career at Washington in 2000, he drove his vehicle into a nursing home.
Stevens played nine NFL seasons, the final four with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had 202 career receptions and 22 touchdowns.
As of now, it is unclear if Stevens and Solo went through with the marriage on Tuesday. The couple had been in a relationship for two months, before applying for a marriage license Thursday.
Hope appeared in court on Tuesday, but left without speaking to reporters, according to KING-TV.