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Hope Solo may or may not have married an ex-NFL player with a long criminal history who may or may not have added to that rap sheet that same day by beating on Solo in a fight over where to live in wedded bliss.
A radio report had them exchanging "I dos" late Tuesday.
A police report has them sparring less than 24 hours earlier with words like stun guns and bloodied elbows being bandied about.
To say the two-time gold medal-winning goalie for the U.S. National Soccer Team is a train wreck right now is an understatement. She is a certified hot mess.
This hardly qualifies as shocking in the wide world of sports, where a trail of T.O. and Kobe, Tiger and Josh Hamilton have disabused us of the belief that athletes lead clean lives. We accept a little dirt around the edges, even relish that ugly, in our male sports superstars. We have no idea what to do when it shows up in the females.
We like our female athletes squeaky clean, like Mia Hamm, or crazy hot like Anna Kournikova. We have trouble with somebody like Solo, who has a little bit of crazy in her, a little bit of jerkhole and, yes, a little bit of hot mess. She does not fit the paradigm. She is not necessarily whom we want our little daughters emulating.
But Solo can't be dismissed because she is amazingly talented and infinitely interesting. She intrigues us, keeps us watching because she operates like one of the guys. One of her biggest controversies was born of her calling out her coach for starting Brianna Scurry in goal instead of her during the 2007 World Cup. The decision was all about worshipping at the altar of sacred cows in a sport that does way, way too much of this. Solo was right and did what Kobe, Tom Brady or just about any athlete with an ounce of competitiveness would do. For doing so, she was vilified, ostracized and finally vindicated.
The thing about Solo is she always keeps it interesting and, as evidenced by this alleged marriage to former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, does not give a flip about what we think. And I find this refreshing. Why should she play by and be judged by a different set of rules?
This is not to defend the relationship with Stevens. What Solo is doing with a guy like Stevens is beyond me. He reeks of scum bag thanks to a laundry list of accusations ranging from a savage beating of a fellow high schooler to rape in college. There are also countless reckless driving and marijuana busts. And while plea deals were usually reached or prosecutors declined to prosecute in the case of the alleged rape, what is obvious is Stevens always seems to be around trouble. That's why allegations of abuse with him are so eyebrow-raising.
At the very least, a qualified marriage counselor might suggest that if, at any point leading up to the wedding, one of y'all is wearing an orange jumpsuit, arrested and charged with domestic violence, it could be time to reevaluate the relationship.
In fairness, a judge later found no probable cause to hold Stevens and he was released with Solo quietly there in attendance. By all accounts, it was a fascinating pre-wedding party at The Kirkland Municipal Court on Tuesday with Seattle TV reporter Chris Daniels live-tweeting the festivities.
@ChrisDaniels5 BREAKING: Jerramy Stevens in orange jumpsuit accused of domestic violence, involving Hope Solo.
@ChrisDaniels5 BREAKING: Police report says Stevens and Solo were set to get married on Tuesday and argument was about whether they'd live in FL or WA.
@ChrisDaniels5 BREAKING: Police report says Marcus Solo (Hope's brother) said there was altercation in house with unknown person, and involved a stun gun.
@ChrisDaniels5 Court documents under "length of relationship" says Solo and Jerramy Stevens have been together 2 months.
@ChrisDaniels5 Solo did not speak to media. There are multiple indications she will be marrying Jerramy Stevens tonight.
Now there is one report saying she did. And while he would not have been my first choice in grooms for Solo, the outrage hits me as just a little bit sexist. It is time we stop expecting every female athlete to be role models and perfect team players, especially if we do not have these same standards for the guys.
Yes, Hope Solo is a hot mess.
She's just one of the guys.
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According to Dave Mahler of KJR Radio in Seattle, US soccer star goalie Hope Solo reportedley got married on Tuesday night to former NFL Tight end Jerammy Stevens — I guess Stevens’ Monday arrest didn’t sway the couple from marrying. I bet this won’t end very well…-TO
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Bad news, fellas: It looks like Hope Solo is taken. And she appears to be taken by an ex-football player with whom you’re probably familiar.
Solo and former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens reportedly are a couple, and they are said to be getting married on Tuesday.
The rumors about the two were mentioned online last month, and they picked up more steam over the past two days. We’ll...
She’s a keeper T…
Rumor has it the most famous goalie in America is marrying Jerramy Stevens, the former NFL tight end…The former Seattle Seahawks tight end has a long rap sheet of incidents, including a few DUIs, a hit-and-run, a few assault charges…and oh yea, also the UW date rape charges. Not the best choice in suitors, but if anyone can save him, it’s a goalie.-TO...
Police in Kirkland, Wash., says former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens appeared in court Tuesday after being arrested hours earlier on suspicion of domestic violence assault.
Seattlepi.com says a Kirkland Municipal Court judge released Stevens saying there was no evidence connecting Stevens to any assault. The website reported that U.S. women's national soccer team...
Jerramy Stevens and Hope Solo have been finding their way into the gossip blogs for their rumored relationship lately, but on Tuesday, they made even bigger headlines as they both appeared in a Kirkland, Wash., court for a domestic violence case.
Stevans, who played for the Washington Huskies and Seattle Seahawks, appeared in court to answer a fourth-degree assault arrest, according...
What’s the over/under on days until this situation ends up in divorce court?
Soccer star Hope Solo might want to reconsider her marriage to former NFL player Jerramy Stevens. He was arrested for domestic assault, but there was insufficient evidence for him to be charged.
Solo appeared in court, but did not give a statement. They got married just two days after the incident which...
Former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens is accused of hitting his fiancé, two-time Olympic gold medal soccer goalie Hope Solo. Stevens, who was once accused of armed assault and rape, appeared in a Kirkland court Tuesday to answer a fourth-degree assault arrest stemming from a domestic dispute early Monday morning involving Solo. Citing court documents, the Seattle...
I am all for giving people a second chance. Circumstances change, people grow, mature, etc. but getting married 24-hours after going to court for a possible domestic issue seems… fast. Especially when you consider the two have only been dating for two months. Former NFL player Jerramy Stevens and soccer star Hope Solo reportedly married [...]
Jerramy Stevens and Hope Solo went to the courthouse today, just not in the way we’d imagine.
Chris Daniels of KING5 TV is reporting that Stevens appeared before a judge on charges of domestic violence, stemming from a disturbance at 3:45 Monday morning.
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Former Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested on Monday after allegedly assaulting his wife, soccer star, Hope Solo (Credit: AP Photo)
Former Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens is in trouble with the law again. According to ProFootballTalk.com, Stevens is being accused of assaulting his fiancee Hope Solo....