A day before their wedding, ex-NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested Monday on suspicion of assaulting U.S women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo.
According to reports, Stevens was arraigned Tuesday on charges of fourth-degree assault in Kirkland Municipal Court in Washington, but the judge released him due to a lack of evidence. Solo attended the hearing but did not speak to the media.
The couple were supposed to be married Tuesday, but it is not known if they went through with their wedding plans. They were reportedly arguing about whether they would live in Washington or Florida, but the circumstances surrounding the incident are still coming out.
The alleged assault took place Monday at an unidentified residence, where many of the party goers were intoxicated, and a fight broke out when several uninvited guests showed up.
Solo’s brother Marcus called 911 after fighting with three unidentified men and he reportedly used a stun gun on one of them.
According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, all three men were gone by the time police arrived, with Hope Solo telling her brother “Don’t say anything to them, Marcus.”
Hope Solo, who was reportedly intoxicated, had blood and a cut on her elbow. Police entered the house and found Stevens asleep on the floor of an upstairs bedroom.
The former Seattle Seahawk and Washington Huskie said he did not know about the fight and was asleep during it, but police reportedly saw blood on his cheek. Stevens told police the blood may have gotten on his cheek after Hope Solo kissed him.
Stevens has had numerous run-ins with the law. He was accused of sexual assault in 2000, but those charges were later dropped. Last year, he was arrested and charged with felony battery after an altercation with a two bouncers at a Florida bar.
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