Former tight end for the Seattle Seahawks Jerramy Stevens was arrested on suspicion of assaulting American female soccer star Hope Solo the day before their wedding, according to police and court documents.
A Municipal Court judge in Kirkland Washington has released Stevens after a hearing Tuesday, arguing that there was no evidence against the former NFL star, according reports in different media.
Stevens was arrested early Monday for domestic violence but was not charged.
The judge determined that it was not necessary to hold Stevens, but the investigation is still ongoing, said Lt. Mike Murray, of the Kirkland police department. Charges could be brought against Stevens if the prosecutors and police gathered sufficient evidence.
Solo was present at the hearing Tuesday and left without talking with journalists, according to the KING-TV network.
Stevens and Solo, aged respectively 33 and 31 years, had submitted a request Thursday to obtain the necessary documents to get married, according to King County documents.
According to the court documents, the two lovebirds, who have been in a relationship for two months, had to marry Tuesday. A dispute would broke out early Monday morning when they argued if they would live in Florida or Washington State after their wedding.
Solo’s soccer teammate Jillian Loyden made the wedding announcement on Twitter on Tuesday: “Happy to witness such an amazing celebration of real love.”
A 2002 first-round pick, Stevens has already had run-ins with the law. Among others, he was arrested for drunk driving and dangerous driving.
His most recent arrest was in 2010, while wearing the colours of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was arrested for marijuana possession the day before a game. The team then immediately released him.