There are many things that can be questioned following the domestic dispute that took place at the home of former Washington TE Jerramy Stevens and star goalkeeper Hope Solo on Monday morning. Their commitment to one another, however strange, is not one of them.
Stevens and Solo, who have been dating for two months, followed through on their originally planned Nov. 13 wedding date and tied the knot on Tuesday night. The most telling confirmation of the couple’s nuptials came courtesy of Solo’s backup on the U.S. women’s national team, Jillian Loyden.
— jillian loyden (@jloyden) November 14, 2012
When you have the power to help change, not even the world, but just one person’s life, you should exercise it. #loveon
— jillian loyden (@jloyden) November 13, 2012
Everything about this whole situation feels like a sports soap opera moving at warp speed.
Stevens was arrested just one day earlier on suspicion of assaulting Solo, who had a cut on her elbow. Police were called to their home after a disturbance involving eight people during a party. Stevens and Solo reportedly argued about whether to live in Florida or Washington once married. Stevens was released Tuesday when a judge determined there was no evidence connecting Stevens to an assault.
However, Stevens has a long history of legal problems. That includes assault and drugs arrests in high school, a hit-and-run arrest and an accusation of rape while at Washington, a DUI in 2007 and allegedly attacking two bouncers at a bar last year.
Here’s hoping that the pair of former Huskies athletes can find happiness with one another – and stay out of the tabloids. Jerramy Stevens profile