Two of the University of Washington’s most prominent athletic figures of the last decade, Jerramy Stevens and Hope Solo, had a bizarre episode on the eve of their wedding.
Former Washington Huskies and Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens was in court Tuesday, accused of striking his fiance, two-time Olympic gold medal soccer player Hope Solo, also from the University of Washington.
But a judge released him a short time later, saying there was no probable cause that Stevens assaulted Solo.
Kirkland police say officers were sent to a home in the 6400 block of NE 138th Place at 3:45 a.m. Monday to respond to a 911 call from Marcus Solo, Hope’s brother, about a fight between eight people at a party. The fight allegedly included the use of a stun gun.
According to court documents, Stevens and Solo were set to get married Tuesday and that the argument was over whether to live in Washington or Florida.
Officers at the scene allegedly found Solo with a laceration to her elbow. A 32-year-old woman was found with a hip injury and a 34-year-old man had bumps, scrapes and contusions.
The other two people who were injured said they had been assaulted by another man who had come to the party, but left before police arrived. They only provided a vague description of the suspect.
Stevens, 33, was arrested on investigation of fourth-degree domestic violence. Stevens was a first-round draft choice of the Seahawks in 2002 and played five seasons in Seattle, where he was a member of the the team that reached Super Bowl XL. He played four seasons with Tampa before being cut.
Before that, Stevens was a member of the Huskies from 1998-2001, including team in 2000 that went to the Rose Bowl. He was considered at time time the finest tight end in the history of the position at Washington. He had 43 receptions for 600 yards and three touchdowns in 2000.
But Stevens had a long history of assaults and DUIs that began while he was still at Olympia’s River Ridge High School, where he graduated. During his time at UW, he was accused of rape by a fellow student but prosecutors dropped charges, citing a lack of evidence.
Solo, 32, was at the UW around the same time, 1999-2002. She was goalie on the team that won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 and in London in 2012. Her book, “Solo: A Memoir of Hope,” debuted last month at No. 3 on the New York Times bestseller list.
She was in the courtroom Tuesday during Stevens’ hearing. She said nothing as she left the courtroom and left the courthouse in a waiting vehicle.