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Police: Soccer star Hope Solo arrested in assault

Hope Solo Arrested

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, police said.

Officers responded to the sister's home just before 1 a.m. after receiving a 911 call that a woman at the Kirkland residence was hitting people and that she refused to stop or leave, the Kirkland Police Department said in a news release.

They found Solo intoxicated and upset, saw injuries on her nephew and her sister, and arrested her after speaking with those present and determining that she was the primary aggressor, the release said.

She was booked into jail for investigation of two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, and she was expected to remain in custody until an appearance Monday at Kirkland Municipal Court.

It wasn't immediately clear if she had a lawyer. A telephone number listed for her was not accepting incoming calls Saturday, and the voice mail for a listing at the sister's home was full.

The sister was not identified by police, but in her memoir, Solo writes that she has a half sister named Terry.

Solo, 32, has won two Olympic gold medals as a goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national team. She also plays with the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League.

"We are aware of the situation with Hope and are now gathering information," the Reign posted on the team's Twitter feed.

In 2012, she married former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens. He was arrested just before their wedding for investigation of assault after a disturbance involving her, but he was not charged.

Solo said soon afterward that there never was an assault and that she and her new husband were happy.

"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," she said then. "I'm happy. I'm happily married. I would never stand for domestic violence. I've never been hit in my life."


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R June 21 2014 at 2:21 PM

She has been a mess for almost a decade. If she wasn't half-way attractive, or a lesbian like most of the other US womens' soccer players...she would be a "nothing".

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donpantanella June 21 2014 at 2:31 PM

roid rage ?

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clarkjkrussel June 21 2014 at 2:22 PM

The only notable part of this story is that someone considers this nobody a "star". I laugh every time I see "Soccer Star" used in the U.S. That's like being a folk singer "star" or a porno "star".

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jjgg744 June 21 2014 at 2:22 PM

It's okay. She's a soccer goalie and allowed to use her hands.

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bah002 June 21 2014 at 2:44 PM

Perhaps she should lay off the steroids! they do have a tendency to make one aggressive

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Darron June 21 2014 at 2:45 PM

What a stupid b**ch! Never liked her since she ran Brianna Scurry under the bus years ago and she continues to show what a self-absorbed, rotten human being she really is.

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FlyerHockeyPride Darron June 21 2014 at 7:59 PM

Brianna Scurry was a one trick pony, pal...she got lucky she guessed right when she stopped that Chinese player in the shootout, otherwise, we wouldn't know who she is either, so lay off the haterism that Obozo put into you, ok? :-/

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Marlena Darron June 22 2014 at 7:48 AM

Whoa chill...... not that important to bring out the 'hate' be grateful you are not married to her lol

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d1anaw June 21 2014 at 2:47 PM

I'm so happily married that I felt the need to beat up two teenagers. And if you buy that, I have some swampland in FL for sale.

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ftuna2u2 June 21 2014 at 2:24 PM

Yep….she's a whacko….

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Good Day Suzie-Q June 21 2014 at 2:42 PM

She seems trouble and always comes off as being angry or having issues with anger.

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savannahswithgod Good Day Suzie-Q June 21 2014 at 5:06 PM

That's angers tough aint it? I'm trying to replace mine with just pure hate!

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p1943ship Good Day Suzie-Q June 21 2014 at 7:16 PM

never really liked her before , like her less now. What a jerk.

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skidrowtom June 21 2014 at 2:28 PM

The girls in Cell Blobk B eagerly await her arrival.

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