Former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens was scheduled to arrive home in Tampa today after a trip to Kirkland, Wash., that resulted in an arrest and appearance in court on a charge that he assaulted U.S. soccer star Hope Solo.
A judge found no probable cause Tuesday and released Stevens, who had been arrested on charges of fourth-degree domestic assault.
Stevens was not in violation of his probation stemming from a marijuana charge in October 2010 and had applied for a travel permit to fly to Washington and return today, a spokesperson with the Florida Department of Corrections' Bureau of Probation and Parole Field Services said. Stevens told his probation officer he was supposed to be getting married, the spokesperson said.
Stevens, 33, was placed on probation through October 2013. This incident was the latest in a series of run-ins with the law for the former University of Washington football star.
Seattle's KING5-TV reported that Solo and Stevens were married Tuesday night, hours after they appeared in a Kirkland County courtroom. KING5 cited an anonymous source, a friend of Solo who said a small wedding ceremony took place near Snohomish, Wash.
On Thursday, Solo tweeted a photo of herself and Stevens smiling with "Sunny beautiful day seattle!"
Calls by USA TODAY Sports to Solo's agent and lawyer were not returned.
Police responded to a call by Solo's brother, Marcus, at 3:45 a.m. Monday in Kirkland. Both Solos said a party had been held at the house, and Marcus had used a stun gun on an unwanted guest. Police found Stevens, who appeared to be hiding, in a bedroom between the bed and the wall. Stevens said he had been sleeping on the floor during the party and was not hiding.
Stevens had dried blood on his shirt, according to the police report, and there were signs of an altercation in the bedroom. He told police he and and his fiancée had argued about whether they would live in Florida or Washington after their marriage.
Here is a timeline of Stevens' legal troubles:
June 2: Arrested on charges of second-degree assault armed with a deadly weapon and fourth-degree assault for engaging in a fight with a 17-year-old and stomping on the boy's face in Olympia, Wash. Then a senior in high school, he pleaded to a charge of misdemeanor assault.
July10: Tested positive for marijuana and served a day in jail.
July 27: Arrested on charges of sexual assault against a 19-year-old University of Washington freshman after a June 4 fraternity party. Numerous witnesses testified the woman acted as if she had been drugged at the party. Then a sophomore at Washington, he did not face a criminal trial for rape due to what the prosecutor said were confusing and conflicting statements. The victim filed a civil suit, which resulted in a settlement.
May 4: Cited for reckless driving and hit and run after crashing into a nursing home. The Washington junior pleaded guilty to hit-and-run and causing property damage and sentenced to 240 hours of community service.
April 3: Charged with reckless driving and driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop in Medina, Wash. Pleaded guilty to reckless driving, fined $1,000 and sentenced to two days in jail for violating his probation from the hit-and-run case.
March 13: Arrested in Scottsdale for suspicion of DUI, with his blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit in Arizona. Then playing for the Seattle Seahawks, he was found guilty in a court trial, subsequently sentenced to a short jail term and fined. The NFL also suspended him for a game.
March 20: Multiple complaints raised by residents in his Seattle-area condominium complex, including vomiting on their doors, leaving used condoms on the back porch and loud parties at all hours of the night, as reported by The Seattle Times.
Oct. 23: Arrested on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and posssession of drug paraphernalia in Tampa while playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
March 3: Arrested and charged with felony battery for punching two bouncers in a Tampa bar.
Nov. 12: Arrested in Kirkland, Wash., on investigation of assault following an altercation that injured his fiancée, soccer star Hope Solo.