Hope Solo Denies Domestic Abuse Claims

Portland, OR — Hope Solo is vehemently denying the domestic abuse claims surrounding her new husband, Jerramy Stevens.

“My life is great,” the gold medal-winning goalkeeper said. “My life is happy.”

Solo made her first appearance with the US women’s soccer team since her November 13 wedding to Stevens as they prepared for an exhibition match against the Republic of Ireland. A judge determined there wasn’t enough evidence to hold Stevens on domestic abuse charges, but the matter is still being investigated.

“It’s unfortunate what the media can do to judge before the facts are out there. It’s hard to see, but it’s a hard truth, and it’s part of life,” Stevens said. “I’m happy. I’m happily married. I would never stand for domestic violence. I’ve never been hit in my life.”

Police were called to a disturbance at a home in Kirkland, a Seattle suburb, on November 12. Solo and her brother blamed the disturbance on three unknown man, but officers maintained that they had probable cause to arrest Stevens.

Police found evidence of an altercation, including a cut on Solo’s elbow, and his admission that they two had gotten into an argument.

The two were married the next day.

Stevens was selected as the No. 28 pick in the 2002 draft by the Seattle Seahawks after a career at Washington. But he had some trouble off the field, which included being charged with reckless driving after he crashed into a nursing home.

Solo also went to Washington, and two began dating after the London Games.

”Like I said, we’re happy, and ultimately that’s all that matters,” Hope Solo said.