Temperamental but talented U.S. Women's Soccer goalie Hope Solo and her alleged fiancé, Jerramy Stevens (more about that in a minute), spent their afternoon in Kirkland Municipal Court after Stevens was accused of assaulting Solo (a charge they both denied). From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
The two were planning to get married Tuesday — on Stevens' 33rd birthday. Stevens appeared in court after a fourth-degree assault arrest stemming from an incident at a Kirkland house Monday in the early hours of the morning. According to a police report, Stevens was arrested after police were called to an altercation in which Solo's older brother, Marcus, used a "stun gun" while allegedly fighting a group of males who were not invited to a party at the house.
When police came to the house, Solo came out with blood on her elbow, screaming at her brother to not speak to the cops. When police entered the home, they then reportedly found former NFL tight end Stevens with blood on his shirt. Again, from the P-I:
Police found Stevens purportedly alseep on the floor of an upstairs bedroom. According to the police report, Stevens said he had not heard the altercation between Marcus Solo and the unwanted male guests. An officer asked why Stevens was hiding on the floor behind the bed; Stevens said he wasn't hiding but was sleeping.
Stevens was arrested (according to the P-I, "usually must make an arrest in domestic violence calls," and he had admitted to arguing with Solo) and appeared in court on suspicion of fourth-degree assault charges. A judge dismissed the case, citing a lack of evidence.
Jerramy Stevens, in orange, far right:
According to King-TV reporter Chris Daniels, Solo and Stevens said they had been together for two months and had been arguing about where to live after they got married. While neither lawyers for Solo nor Seattle-based lawyers for Stevens immediately returned BuzzFeed's request for comment, Stevens' Tampa-based lawyer did tell us he was looking into it. After all, he pointed out: "Mr. Stevens is on probation in Florida." (He was arrested in Tampa Bay in 2010 for possession of marijuana.)
One question: What was going on with this wedding? Were there other members of Team USA going? Because they usually tweet about social things they do and they haven't made any mention of it.
We may never know. But if you have heard anything or have an invite to Hope Solo's wedding, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Solo's back:
Correction: The court was originally identified in this post as Kirkland Municipal County Court. It is Kirkland Municipal Court.