Sports shorts: Ex-Seahawk arrested in pre-wedding spat with Solo

2012-11-14T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Ex-Seahawk arrested in pre-wedding spat with SoloThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 14, 2012 12:00 am  • 

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.

Stevens, 33, and Solo, 31, who have been in a relationship for two months, were set to get married Tuesday and argued over whether to live in Washington or Florida after their marriage, court documents said.

The judge determined there was not enough to hold Stevens, but the case is still under investigation, police said. Charges could be brought later.

Solo appeared in the courtroom Tuesday but left without talking to reporters.

NASCAR

Tweet fine irks Keselowski fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brad Keselowski became a social media darling after hopping on Twitter during a lengthy delay in the Daytona 500. Turns out, tweeting from the car isn't cool with NASCAR.

Keselowski was fined $25,000 on Monday for tweeting during the red flag at Phoenix International Raceway. The punishment was confusing to fans who vented on Twitter, of course, wondering why Keselowski was punished for Sunday's tweets when he was celebrated by NASCAR for doing the same thing in February.

NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said drivers had been told after the Daytona 500 that electronic devices - including cellphones - could not be carried inside the race cars going forward.

Keselowski, who takes a 20-point lead over Jimmie Johnson into Sunday's finale in his quest to win his first Sprint Cup Series title, did not comment on his penalty.

Miscellaneous

Tennis weighs blood-testing plan

PARIS - Tennis is considering whether to adopt blood-testing measures used by cycling and track to catch drug cheats.

"We are looking very, very carefully at an athlete biological passport program in tennis," International Tennis Federation anti-doping manager Stuart Miller said.

• Lance Armstrong has resigned from the board of directors of Livestrong, his own cancer foundation, as he tries to protect it from the negative fallout resulting from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's decision to strip him of all seven of his Tour de France championships.

• The International Cycling Union has pledged to create a confidential hotline for riders to report "issues or concerns relating to doping" after the Armstrong affair.

• A Sao Paulo hospital said Brazil soccer legend Pele, 72, is in good condition after hip surgery.

• In Henderson, Nev., Jason Day beat Stacy Lewis with birdie on the second hole of a playoff to lift the PGA Tour past the LPGA Tour in the 3-Tour Challenge.

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