SEATTLE — Former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested on suspicion of assaulting U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo a day before their planned wedding day, according to police and court records.
A Kirkland Municipal Court judge released Stevens after a court appearance Tuesday, saying there was no evidence connecting Stevens to any assault, according to news reports. He was arrested early Monday for fourth-degree domestic violence assault but has not been charged.
The judge determined there was not enough to hold Stevens, but the case is still under investigation, Kirkland Police Lt. Mike Murray said Tuesday. Charges could be brought later if prosecutors and police find other evidence, he said.
Solo appeared in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon, but left without saying anything to reporters, according to KING-TV.
A call to a number listed for Stevens in court documents rang unanswered. A message left at a listed number for Solo was not immediately returned.
Stevens, 33, and Solo, 31, applied for a marriage license Thursday, according to King County records.
Peterson in Houston
HOUSTON — A grand jury in Houston has dismissed a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after hearing from the four-time Pro Bowler and other witnesses.
Derek Hollingsworth, one of Peterson’s attorneys, said Tuesday the case stemming from Peterson’s July 7 arrest outside a night club is expected to be formally dropped on Wednesday. Peterson was due in court for a pretrial hearing on Thursday before Judge Natalie Fleming.
Hollingsworth said Peterson testified before the grand jury on Tuesday and found no probable cause for prosecutors to continue.
Bears sign veteran
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have signed veteran backup quarterback Josh McCown with Jay Cutler’s status for this week uncertain.
Cutler sat out the second half of Sunday’s loss to Houston with a concussion. Jason Campbell took over and is expected to start Monday at San Francisco if Cutler can’t go. But the Bears needed a backup.
McCown appeared in three games with Chicago last season and made two starts, completing 35 of 55 passes for 414 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.