Kirkland Police Arrest Jerramy Stevens for Allegedly Assaulting Hope Solo

Former UW and Seahawks football player Jerramy Stevens was arrested after an early morning fracas on Finn Hill involving eight people, and KING5 is reporting he allegedly assaulted his fiancee, Olympic soccer star Hope Solo.


Kirkland Police arrested former University of Washington star and pro football player Jerramy Stevens early Monday morning on a domestic violence charge for allegedly striking his fiancee, Olympics soccer star Hope Solo.

Kirkland police spokesman Lt. Mike Murray said Tuesday Stevens, 33, was arrested after a call at 3:45 a.m. about a disturbance among eight people at a residence in Kirkland in the 6400 block of NE 138th Place. That’s on Finn Hill in Kirkland, the neighborhood where Solo purchased a home for $1.2 million earlier this year.

A stun gun was allegedly used in the incident, and Kirkland Fire Department personnel treated a 31-year-old female suffering from a laceration to the elbow, a 32-year-old female suffering from a hip injury, and a 34-year-old male suffering from multiple bumps, scrapes and contusions. Solo is 31.

Stevens was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree domestic violence and the victim, according to Kirkland police, was Stevens’ fiancee. 

Stevens made an appearance in Kirkland Municipal Court Tuesday and was released without bail. Seattlepi.com reported that Judge Michael Lambo released Stevens after saying there was "zero" evidence connecting him to the assault.

KING 5 News reported the 911 call was made by Solo’s brother, and that Stevens and Solo were scheduled to get married Tuesday. The argument, the TV station reported, was about whether the couple would live in Washington or Florida.

Murray did not deny but would not confirm the victim was Solo, a two-time Olympic gold-medal winner, saying Kirkland police do not usually release information on victims of domestic violence.

Stevens is a former University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks tight end who was released in 2010 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being charged with felony marijuana possession. He has a long history of legal trouble dating back to his high school playing days in Lacey, Wash., including DUI charges in 2003 and 2007, the latter while he was with the Seattle Seahawks.

Solo, who played soccer for UW, was also in the courtroom on Tuesday, according to KING 5. She earned a gold medal with the U.S. soccer team at last summer's Olympic games in London. She purchased in April the 5,330-square foot house on Finn Hill, a four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with pool, hot tub and cabana.

A Kirkland police press release said that officers found several people at the residence who appeared intoxicated and were uncooperative. But based on information and observations of the scene, Stevens was arrested for assaulting the female resident, who suffered a laceration to her elbow, apparently Stevens’ fiancee.

The woman with the hip injury and the man with scrapes and bruises said they had been assaulted by a man who had come to the party but left before police arrived. They said they didn’t know him and provided only a vague description.

James Banks November 14, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Maybe Hope will dump her useless bad boy before the wedding. He was even too sketchy for the NFL. She should give Sandra Bullock a call for some advice before she makes a fool of herself.
dexterjibs November 14, 2012 at 03:46 AM
We all know that Jerramy Stevens is a train wreck, but so is Hope Solo. She has been successful in keeping it hidden.
Federico Nava November 14, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Very insightful, Dexterjibs. Hopefully you base this opinion upon other sources besides what you've read on the internet and other media outlets.
dexterjibs November 14, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Good news Federico, i base it on her own words. Her sexual escapades in the Olympic village, her being drunk on an early morning TV show and her realtionship with her dirtbag father. PLUS, her choosing a fiance' named Jerramy Stevens who is a known criminal and dirtbag. Thats all I need to know that helps me determine she is a train wreck.
Russ November 14, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Frederico, just because you have athletic talent doesn't mean you have character. While I can't blame Hope for any relationship she tries to have with her father, her other escapades clearly shows she lacks the character of an Olympic "hero".
Heather November 14, 2012 at 04:26 PM
No woman falls in love and starts a relationship wanting to be abused. Look inside yourself and see your own faults before you start trying to judge another.
dexterjibs November 14, 2012 at 05:23 PM
You are correct, Heather. I feel sorry for Hope and I wish she had friends and family that would wake her up to this train wreck of a marriage she has now entered into. It will not turn out very bueno. She ultimately makes her own decisions but those relationship decisions have been influenced by her upbringing and having a dysfunctional father. The term "cycle of abuse" in domestic violence is spot on and I hope that Hope will break that cycle in her life. I wish her well.
Federico Nava November 14, 2012 at 06:44 PM
It must make you feel so good to know that you're life is so much better than hers.
Federico Nava November 14, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I seem to recall that one of the qualities of being a true hero is the ability to get up after getting knocked down. Many of the people we label heroes are simply people trying to live their life the best way then can, to be the best person they can be, but nobody's perfect.
Heather November 14, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I hope she breaks the cycle as well!!! She is a beautiful girl with an amazing talent.....Thanks for your positive reponse...
Akiko Oda November 15, 2012 at 01:07 AM
According to Sportsradio 950AM and 102.9FM host Dave Softy Mahler, the two went ahead and got married Tuesday night. He tweeted: "Confirmed: Jerramy Stevens and Hope Solo were married tonight. Events of yesterday morning didn't change plans." https://twitter.com/Softykjr/status/268612281582116865 Time will only tell if Hope made the right choice...
employee November 15, 2012 at 02:35 AM
How dare you people question the moral authority of Dexterjibs!!!
Jeanne Gustafson November 15, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Moral authority notwithstanding, let's hope time and increased maturity can aid both of these people. They've each obviously displayed some exceptional qualities. IMHO it takes more than raw talent to make a person an Olympic or pro level athlete--drive, passion, etc. That doesn't make them not human, but how things go forward is up to Jerramy and Hope, of course. Sometimes people pay attention to a wake up call about how they appear to others.
Jeanne Gustafson November 15, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Also just for perspective and reiteration, no one here has been convicted of any crime at this time.
dexterjibs November 15, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Wow, good job contributing to this thread, employee. Very insightful comment that really exposes the depth of your intellectual capacity.
Federico Nava November 29, 2012 at 02:09 AM
That didn't take very long... Jerramy Stevens back in jail, this time in Florida http://seattletimes.com/html/seahawks/2019784157_jerramystevens29.html
Jeanne Gustafson November 29, 2012 at 02:14 AM
True that, Federico. You can see our story here: http://patch.com/A-zSBJ
Brent Champaco November 29, 2012 at 03:00 AM
I'm just going to throw it out there. I'm 95 percent sure it was Stevens who punched Austin Seferian-Jenkins after the Apple Cup. I can't prove it, and it might be a physical impossibility, but you never know with Jerramy...


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