Solo in court over fiance's assault case

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Nov 14 2012 10:24 AM | Updated as of Nov 14 2012 06:24 PM

SEATTLE, Washington - Former NFL player Jerramy Stevens was released without charge Tuesday after his arrest on suspicion of assaulting his fiancee, US women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Stevens, a former tight end for the Seattle Seahawks who turned 33 on Tuesday, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, but the bail hearing judge found no probable cause to hold Stevens and released him.

So far, Stevens has not been charged. The pair had planned to marry on Tuesday. Instead, Solo was present at Stevens' hearing.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that police said Solo was not cooperative when they responded to a disturbance at 3:45 am Monday.

Police said in their report they found Stevens hiding on the floor in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Stevens told police he was sleeping and did not know anything about a loud disturbance at the house involving some unwanted guests who had left before police arrived.

Stevens had dried blood on his shirt and cheek, and police said there were indications of a fight in the bedroom. Stevens said the blood on his face was from a kiss from Solo.

Stevens told police he and Solo -- the starting goalkeeper for the USA's women's national team and a two-time Olympic gold medalist -- had been arguing about where they would live once they got married.

Stevens, who has had previous run-ins with police, played in the NFL with Seattle and Tampa Bay. He was a member of the University of Washington football team when Solo played soccer for the school.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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