Report: USA goalkeeper Hope Solo arrested on domestic violence charges 8 years ago

Report: USA goalkeeper Hope Solo arrested on domestic violence charges

This news has rocked the women's soccer in the States...

American 'keeper Hope Solo has been one of the poster girls of women's soccer for a long time. The 32 year old's athletic and acrobatic performances have drawn a lot of plaudits down through the years. She's also known to be a bit controversial off the pitch and that tag was strengthened on Friday night when she was arrested in Washington.

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The Seattle Times are reporting that Solo was detained by police after things got out of hand at a family get-together at her and husband former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens' home.

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The local police released this statement today: "We responded to a 911 call of a disturbance, the male caller stated that a female at the residence was “hitting people” and they could not get her to stop or to leave the house. Officer arrived and immediately heard the sounds of the disturbance inside the residence.

They entered and contacted several persons; one being Hope Solo who appeared intoxicated and upset. As officers made contact, they observed visible injuries on Solo’s 17-year-old nephew and on Solo’s sister. After receiving statements of the persons involved, Officers determined that Solo was the primary aggressor and had instigated the assault."

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The police then arrested Solo and she'll appear in court on Monday.