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Hope Solo issues apology statement for domestic violence arrest

Hope SoloHope Solo issued a statement via her Facebook page Thursday to apologize her domestic violence arrest over the weekend.

The statement was clearly crafted by a public relations person and doesn’t appear to be the least bit genuine. You have to admire the use of euphemisms here, too. “Highly unfortunate incident” is how they describe the fight, where Solo allegedly attacked her nephew and punched her half-sister in the face. Gotta love how they say the family has their “challenges” like all families. I guess those challenges are Hope coming over allegedly drunk and throwing fisticuffs.

Anyway, on with the statement:

“I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend. I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed.

“I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different.

“I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes.

“Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time. However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared.

“I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Women’s National Team.”

Keep in mind that Solo pleaded not guilty Monday to the fourth-degree domestic violence assault charges she was facing.



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