Soccer star Hope Solo married her abusive fiance Jerramy Stevens one day after he was arrested for assaulting her.
Stevens, the former Seattle Seahawks tight end, was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault early Monday. He was released for lack of evidence after Solo refused to press charges.
Solo’s older brother, Marcus, told police he called 911 after using a stun gun to immobilize Stevens.
The U.S. women’s Olympic soccer goalkeeper, 31, had been dating Stevens, 33, for about two months before they applied for a marriage license Nov. 8, Fox News reports.
However it seems they came to an agreement. Sportsradio 950 AM and 102.9 FM radio host Dave Mahler confirmed news of the wedding late Tuesday, and Solo’s teammate Jillian Loyden also sent a tweet implying she may have been at the wedding: “Happy to witness such an amazing celebration of real love #selflesslove #fewandfarbetween.”
But the Twitterverse was not filled with positive reactions to the Solo-Stevens wedding news. Some fans worried that the marriage would send the wrong message to Solo’s young, female fan base.
“It’s sad that anybody married Jerramy Stevens, much less someone who has as much influence with young women as Hope Solo does,” one user posted.
Another user added: “Hope Solo just shows again professional athletes aren’t role models. #respectyourself.”
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