Olympic soccer star Hope Solo married ex-NFL player Jerramy Stevens, on Tuesday, only hours after he appeared in court over a domestic disturbance in which he was accused of hitting her in Kirkland, WA.
Stevens, a former football player with the Seattle Seahawks, was arrested at 3:45 a.m. on Monday for fourth-degree assault of Solo, reports the Daily Mail.
Stevens was arrested after police officers were called by Solo's older brother Marcus, who had used a stun gun to fight off some men who were not invited to a party at their house.
According to court papers, a police officer found Stevens lying between a bed and the wall in an upstairs bedroom. Stevens told officers he was sleeping on the floor and didn't hear the fight.
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However, the police officer saw dried blood on Stevens' shirt and arrested Stevens because he admitted he had argued with Solo, who had an injury on her elbow.
After appearing in Kirkland Municipal Court in Kirkland, Wash., Stevens was released because of a lack of evidence. Solo, who was uncooperative with police, was also in court to support Stevens.
Solo and Stevens applied for a marriage license last Thursday. They have been dating for two months. They were reportedly ready to get married on Tuesday, but argued over whether to live in Washington or Florida.
Solo's soccer teammate Jillian Loyden made the wedding announcement on Twitter on Tuesday: "Happy to witness such an amazing celebration of real love."
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Stevens has a history of problems with the law, according to Wikipedia. He was arrested on reckless driving charges in 2003, driving under the influence in 2007 and in 2010 for possession of marijuana. After being involved in the brutal beating of a 17 year old in 1998, Stevens agreed to a plea deal of misdemeanor assault. While attending the University of Washington in 2000, Stevens was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. While never charged with the crime, Stevens agreed to a confidential settlement with the woman in question.