United States women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested late Friday night for allegedly striking her sister and nephew at her home that she shares with ex-NFL player Jerramy Stevens in Kirkland, Wash., the Seattle Times reports.
"There was a big party going on at her house. It was an out-of-control situation," Kirkland police Lt. Mike Murray said on Saturday. "There were visible injuries on them."
Kirkland police have released the following account of the incident and arrest:
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 was arrested on 2 counts of Domestic Violence Assault 4th Degree and booked into the south King County detention facility (SCORE). Solo will have a mandatory court appearance Monday June 23rd at the Kirkland Municipal Court, with the time yet to be determined.
In November 2012, Stevens was arrested for allegedly assaulting Solo. Stevens, her boyfriend at the time, was never charged for the incident and the two married a day after the charges were dropped.
Solo has had a stellar career with the national team, helping the United States women’s national team capture two straight Olympic gold medals. But she’s never shied away from attention.
“Whether it’s with Hollywood, whether it’s with sports figures, whether it’s the president, that’s kind of how it works," said Solo in an interview with The Seattle Times in 2013. "I’m realistic and I understand that. That’s why it’s important for me to know who I am, to know I’m living my life the way I want to live, and that I am happy. At the end of the day, I can’t really let myself get too angry about outside opinions that are or aren’t true.”’
"We are aware of the situation. At this point, we don’t have any further comments," U.S. Soccer spokesman Neil Buethe told FOXSoccer.com on Saturday. Solo’s current team, Seattle Reign FC, released the following statement on Twitter:
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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.