Did Hope Solo's Fiance Beat Her Up the Night Before Their Wedding?
Olympic soccer star HOPE SOLO was scheduled to get married yesterday to former Seattle Seahawks tight end JERRAMY STEVENS. And sources say they planned to go ahead with it, even though Jerramy was arrested early Monday morning for allegedly beating her up.
Here's what happened: Hope's brother Marcus called police to her house near Seattle at about 3:45 A.M. Monday, due to some kind of disturbance. Marcus had a black eye and bloody knees, while Hope had a, "half-dollar-sized scrape on her elbow."
She wouldn't say how she got it, but she and her brother told police they were having a party, and some people showed up uninvited and caused trouble. Marcus reportedly even used a TASER on one of them. When police arrived, there was also another woman on the kitchen floor with a hip injury. But they were vague and conflicting in their details, and Hope reportedly told Marcus to SHUT UP several times while they were talking to police.
Police found Stevens on the floor between a bed and a wall in an upstairs bedroom. There were signs of a struggle in the room, and Stevens had blood on his shirt and his cheek. Stevens told police he was SLEEPING, not HIDING. He did admit to arguing with Hope, about where they were going to live after they got married. He also said he thought the blood on his face came from a kiss from Hope. (???)
Police took him into custody on the suspicion that he assaulted Hope. But at a hearing yesterday, Stevens was granted an unconditional release, due to insufficient evidence. Hope attended the hearing, but didn't speak to reporters afterward. (Here's a picture of her leaving.) (Owly)
Sources were saying yesterday that the wedding was going to go on as planned, but there's been no word yet if they went through with it. Stevens has had numerous run-ins with the law dating back to high school, for offenses including assault, sexual assault, reckless driving, DUI and EXTREME DUI. He last played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who released him in 2010 after he was arrested for marijuana possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. He and Hope went to the University of Washington around the same time. He's 33, she's 31.