Hope Solo Marriage: Soccer Star's Wedded Life off to Odd Start After Incident
Hope Solo’s eight month relationship and shotgun wedding to former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens is already odd in itself. Throw in a domestic violence assault charge against the groom-to-be, just one day before the nuptials, and you have complete disarray.
Stevens and Solo were wed according to a report by by Sportsradio 950AM host Dave Mahler (via Twitter) Tuesday night.
Confirmed: Jerramy Stevens and Hope Solo were married tonight. Events of yesterday morning didn't change plans. Sounds like more facts comin— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) November 14, 2012
Stevens, a former first-round NFL pick, was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly assaulting Solo at a house party, causing her to bleed on her elbow, according to an AP report (via Huffington Post).
According to the report:
...a police officer found Stevens, "who appeared to be hiding," lying between the bed and the wall in an upstairs bedroom. Stevens told officers he was sleeping on the floor and didn't hear the fight. The officer saw signs of a fight, and dried blood on Stevens' shirt.
The officer noted in his affidavit for probable cause for arrest that he arrested Stevens based on his admission that he argued with Hope Solo, the injury to her elbow, signs of a fight in the bedroom where Stevens was found and blood on Stevens' shirt.
Stevens was released later in the day pending further investigation as to whether he in fact assaulted Solo. The wedding, planned for Tuesday, happened just hours after Stevens was released.
Stevens has been in and out of trouble with the police in his lifetime. Those struggles followed him all the way from high school until his NFL career flamed out as a result. He was dismissed from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010 for marijuana possession and didn't catch on anywhere else afterwards.
Solo, on the other hand, has been a very vocal member of the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT). Solo has called out her coach and sparred with former team members on Twitter who she hasn't seen eye to eye with.
Between her fiery personality and Stevens' propensity to make dumb mistakes, we may not have seen the last of this interesting and volatile couple's transgressions.
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