U.S. soccer team’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested on Saturday on domestic violence charges. Solo visited her sister’s home in Kirkland and authorities were called to the home a little before 1 a.m. to respond to a 911 call.
The police found Solo upset and intoxicated. Her sister and nephew had scratches and injuries. They said that Solo attacked them.
Based on police documents, the jawbone and nose of Solo’s nephew were red and his mother’s cheekbone was swollen.
A statement from Solo’s nephew said that Solo insulted him and called him crazy. They exchanged harsh words that resulted in Solo charging her nephew and hurting him. Solo’s sister entered the room and was also attacked by Solo.
On Monday, Solo, 32, appeared in court and entered a not guilty plea. According to her lawyer Todd Maybrown, Solo was the victim in the incident. “She was hit over the head with a broom handle,” he said. Her nephew, however, reported that he hit Solo with a broom handle to stop her from attacking him and his mother.
Solo is scheduled to have a pretrial hearing on August 11. She was released from custody, but the judge barred her from drinking alcohol and from having any type of contact with her nephew and sister while the case is still ongoing.
This is not the first time Solo made headlines. In 2012, Solo criticized Olympic soccer commentator Brandi Chastain on Twitter for her negative commentary during the 2012 London games. That same year, she received a warning after positively testing for a banned diuretic. She said that she did not know it was present in the premenstrual medication she was taking.
In an interview with CNN in 2012, Solo said, “I have a bad rap. People look at me as selfish, outspoken. But I know who I am.”
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