Former NFL first round pick Jerramy Stevens appeared in a Kirkland, Washington court Tuesday for a domestic violence charge involving women’s soccer star Hope Solo, according to multiple reports.
Nick Eaton and Casey McNerthney of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer report the incident occurred at a house in Kirkland in the early hours of Monday morning. There was a party and some uninvited guests allegedly led to Hope Solo’s brother Marcus using a ‘stun gun’ in a fight. Stevens was allegedly also involved.
King-TV’s Chris Daniels tweeted several photos of the scene inside the Kirkland Municipal courtroom:
Police arrested him after finding him asleep in an upstairs bedroom with blood on his shirt. Eaton and McNerthney describe more on why Stevens was arrested:
“Because police must make an arrest in domestic violence calls, and because Stevens had blood on him, officers arrested him on suspicion of fourth-degree assault.”
According to KING-TV’s Chris Daniels, court documents list Stevens as Solo’s fiancé. This week, photos surfaced of Stevens and Solo together. The two were spotted at a Chicago bar last week watching Stevens’ former team the Seattle Seahawks play, according to the Chicago Tribune.
A 2010 column from the Seattle Times Danny O’Neil lists Stevens ‘checkered’ past with the law, including charges of felony assault, sexual assault and DUI’s:
As a senior at River Ridge High School in Lacey, Stevens faced a felony assault charge that was downgraded to a misdemeanor, which allowed him to keep his football scholarship to Washington.
As a sophomore at Washington, he was arrested for investigation of sexual assault but never charged. He didn’t miss a game. As a junior, he was cited for reckless driving after crashing into a retirement home and fleeing the scene. He was benched for one half against Michigan.
Drafted in the first round by his hometown franchise, he was arrested for DUI one year after being selected. He pleaded down to reckless driving, and lost some of his signing bonus, but none of his playing time.
He was arrested in Arizona three years ago and later convicted of extreme DUI.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Stevens has been cleared in the domestic violence case. Solo’s attorney Peter Offenbecher said his client had not been assaulted.
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