Hope Solo domestic violence incident with boyfriend Jerramy Stevens

4:40 PM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
  • Hope Solo. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
  • In this handout image provided by the NFL, Jerramy Stevens of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football team is seen posing for a portrait taken in 2010 in Tampa Bay, Florida. This image reflects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers active roster of 2010 when this image was taken. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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Seattle, WA (KSDK) - Former St. Louis Athletica goalkeeper Hope Solo was involved in a domestic violence investigation that resulted in the arrest of her boyfriend, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

According to the paper, Solo's boyfriend, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for fourth-degree assault in the early morning hours of Monday, November 12. Stevens appeared in court Tuesday, but was released after the judge ruled there was not enough evidence connecting the boyfriend to the assault.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported police were called to a home in a Seattle suburb in response to an altercation involving Hope Solo's brother and a group of men.  Her brother told police he had used a stun gun to allegedly fight off the group of men who were not invited to a house party at the residence.  The group of uninvited guests were not present when police arrived.

After police finished speaking with Hope Solo's brother outside the residence, the newspaper said Hope walked outside with blood on her elbow.

Police searched the home and found drops of blood inside the home, and a woman laying on the kitchen floor suffering from a hip injury.  Authorities eventually discovered Jerramy Stevens in an upstairs bedroom, laying on the floor behind a bed.  Stevens told police he was asleep and unaware of any confrontation on the first floor, the paper reported.

Police found blood on Stevens' cheek and his shirt.  Due to law, Seattle police have to make an arrest during any domestic violence call, so they took Jerramy Stevens into custody.

Jerramy Stevens, who played tight end for the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, played collegiate football at the University of Washington, where he was once accused of armed assault and rape. In 2000, while still in college, Stevens pleaded guilty to a hit and run after crashing his vehicle into a nursing home.

He was convicted of drunk driving in 2007 in Arizona and served a 30-day sentence. This incident preceded his release from the Seahawks.

In March 2011, Jerramy Stevens was accused of attacking two bouncers at a Tampa, Florida bar.


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