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Report: Former NFL TE Jerramy Stevens marries Hope Solo

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com
After a court appearance Tuesday, Stevens (right) reportedly married Solo (left). (US Presswire)

Early Monday morning, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested on suspicion of assault in a domestic violence incident involving his fiancée, U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo. No charges were filed and a judge released Stevens a day later because there was no evidence that he had assaulted anyone.

But according to the police report, Stevens told police that he had argued with Solo prior to his arrest. The reason: the two were set to be married on Tuesday but the discussion became heated when they couldn't decide whether they were going to live in Florida or Washington.

But as Owen Wilson's character said in Wedding Crashers, "True love is your soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another." And that makes about as much sense as what you'll read next: after leaving court, Stevens and Solo were married Tuesday night, according to KJR Radio's Dave Mahler.

(In related news: who gets married on a Tuesday?)

USA Today's Kelly Whiteside reports that if Stevens and Solo really did tie the knot (there was no record of a marriage certificate at the King County Recorders Office on Wednesday but it can take up to 30 days to file the paperwork) it could complicate the investigation that landed Stevens in jail Monday.

"If the parties are not cooperating, it's not ideal," Lt. Mike Murray told Whiteside. "We take domestic violence issues very seriously. We realize it doesn't get better."

Stevens has had previous run-ins with authorities. Most recently he was accused of attacking two bouncers at a Tampa, Fla., bar in March 2011, and in 2007 he was convicted of drunk driving in Arizona. While in college at Washington in 2000, Stevens drove his vehicle into a nursing home, and two years before that he was charged with assault.

The former Seahawks first-round pick played nine NFL seasons, the final four with the Buccaneers. He had 202 career receptions and 22 touchdowns.

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