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.

Hope Solo’s nephew on 911 call: ‘Hope Solo is going psychotic’

Hope SoloAudio from the 911 call Hope Solo’s nephew made to police during the alleged domestic violence assault early Saturday morning has been released, and it shows how panicked the boy was.

Solo’s 17-year-old nephew has his phone call answered by an operator and gets connected to the police. While he’s waiting to be connected, you can hear him say, “Hope Solo is going psychotic. She’s f—ing beating people up and we need help.”

Solo and the nephew allegedly got into a fistfight after they traded words with each other. Solo allegedly punched her half-sister during the fight as well. She denied the allegations during a court appearance Monday.

Solo previously had a domestic incident with her husband Jerramy Stevens right before they got married. The charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Hope Solo’s nephew says he pulled BB gun during their fight

Hope SoloHope Solo was arrested over the weekend after allegedly hitting her sister and 17-year-old nephew during a fight at a house party and booked on two counts of 4th degree domestic violence assault. Solo’s nephew told police his side of the story, and he says he pulled a BB gun on the soccer goalie to try scaring her away.

According to The Seattle Times, Solo’s nephew told police that his mother, who is Solo’s older half-sister, just began letting Solo back into their lives. Solo supposedly showed up to a party at their home as if she had already been drinking. She was upset that her husband, Jerramy Stevens, was being a jerk and didn’t take her to catch a flight.

At the party, the nephew was talking about how he’s into performing arts and that he believes actors need to get into an athletic state of mind. Solo supposedly put him down after that remark — telling him he could never be a professional athlete — and the two got into a fistfight.

According to TMZ, the nephew walked into a different room to avoid the trash talk with Solo, Hope followed, and they did some name calling.

Solo supposedly called her nephew a p***y for calling his mother to help during the fight (Solo allegedly punch her half-sister in the face).

“I then told her to get her c*nt face out of my house,” the boy supposedly said in response.

Solo supposedly became enraged after that and attacked the boy, grabbing his hair and punching him. He then got an old BB gun in response to try getting her to back away.

“I then went into a back room and got an old gun that not work, pointed it at her and she kept coming at me. She didn’t leave but walked around me cornering me like a shark,” the nephew told police.

The gun didn’t scare away Hope. She only left when he called police, but she still tried coming back into the house. He says he beat her with a broomstick after that but she kept coming after him.

Solo is claiming that she was the victim in the fight.

None of this should come as a surprise; Solo has been a part of multiple incidents over the years and clearly has a temper and short fuse. She got into it with an opposing fan base last month, and she had a notable incident with Stevens two years ago. She is definitely someone you do not want to upset.

Hope Solo arrested after allegedly assaulting sister and nephew

hope-solo1Hope Solo was arrested early Saturday morning after an alleged altercation took place at her home involving her sister and nephew. Solo, who has been accused of hitting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, was booked on two counts of 4th degree domestic violence assault.

According to the Seattle Times, police were called to the house that Solo shares with her husband Jerramy Stevens because of an assault and noise disturbance. Kirkland police Lt. Mike Murray said Solo and her relatives got into an argument during a party.

“There was a big party going on at her house,” Murray said. “It was an out-of-control situation.”

Kirkland police later released more details, per Jennifer Sullivan of the Seattle Times.

On June 21st 2014 and just before 1:00 am, Kirkland Police Department Patrol Units responded to a 911 call of a disturbance in the 10600 block of 124th AVE NE. 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 A Stevens (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.

Solo will have to appear in court on Monday. Both the Seattle Reign FC and US Soccer released statements saying they are aware of the situation but have no further comment at this time.

Solo is no stranger to controversy. She got into it with some Portland Thorns fans over a middle finger about a month ago and has always been known for being extremely outspoken.

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Hope Solo is in the middle of a controversy.

This one stems from a game over the weekend between the Portland Thorns and Seattle Reign in the National Women’s Soccer League. The Thorns were 2-0-2 entering Saturday’s game and hosting the then 5-0 Reign, which feature UWMNT stars Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux and Megan Rapinoe. Solo’s Reign won 1-0 to remain undefeated, but there was a lot of bad blood in the game.

After the match, Thorns owner Merritt Paulson tweeted the following:

Leroux responded with this:

Fast forward to Tuesday, and the issues between the teams still hadn’t blown over. Solo was the target of taunts from the Thorns crowd, and she tweeted a picture to show that it was the Thorns fans who were being inappropriate/hostile at the game:

That looks like a couple of Thorns fans flipping Solo the bird and her just waving back to them. Maybe Solo is above sparring with fans. Or at least flipping them the bird.

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Hope-Solo-Dancing-With-StarsHope Solo has a well-documented history of not getting along with former US women’s soccer players. She continued that trend this week when she called out Julie Foudy.

Foudy, a former midfielder and team captain who was part of the US women’s gold medal team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, appeared on ESPN Tuesday to discuss her selections for the honorary US Soccer’s All-Time Best XI team. The entire team will be revealed later this month, but Foudy mentioned that she had chosen Briana Scurry as the team’s goalkeeper. Solo took it personally.

Despite Solo’s snarky attitude, Foudy stuck to her decision and fired back.

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Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo hitch ride with fans after bus breaks down


The US women’s soccer team had a bus malfunction en route to the Citrus Bowl for their game against Brazil on Saturday. By that, we mean their bus broke down.

But don’t worry, the team was able to make it to the stadium in time to dominate Brazil 4-1. How did they get there? Some fans that were passing by in central Florida were kind enough to scoop them up and give them a ride.

“Our bus broke down at the stadium,” Sydney Leroux wrote on Twitter along with the photo you see above. “Option A: Hitchhike with fans. Option B: Wait. What do you think we did?”

Hope Solo also tweeted her appreciation as she squeezed into the back seat of a car with Abby Wambach and some other teammates.

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