Hope Solo Arrested, Faces Domestic Assault Charges

Hope Solo was arrested Saturday and is facing domestic assault charges for allegedly hitting her sister and nephew.
Posted at 5:22 PM, Jun 21, 2014

Soccer star Hope Solo has been arrested for domestic assault after allegedly hitting her sister and 17-year old nephew.

The goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team was arrested at a suburban Seattle house party early Saturday morning. (Via Nike)

A police statement obtained by The Seattle Times says Solo appeared to be "intoxicated and upset" when police arrived. The statement also said police observed visible injuries on Solo's sister and nephew, and determined Solo was the primary aggressor from speaking to those at the scene.

Time says Solo is being held without bail on charges of fourth-degree assault at the South Correctional Entity Regional Jail.

New York Post received a statement form U.S. Soccer saying, "We are aware of the situation. At this point, we don't have any further comment."

Seattle Reign FC, the team Solo currently plays for, tweeted "We are aware of the situation with Hope and are now gathering information. We do not have any additional information to share at this time." (Via Twitter / Seattle Region FC)

This isn't the first time Solo has been involved in a domestic violence incident.

Solo's then fiance, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, was arrested in 2012 for allegedly assaulting Solo. (ViaWikimedia Commons / Matt McGee)

But he was never charged and the two were married just hours later. (Via Wikimedia Commons /Johnmaxmena)

Solo will have her first court appearance on Monday.