US Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women's soccer match against Australia in San Antonio. Police say Solo has been arrested early Saturday, June 21, 2014, at a suburban Seattle home for assaulting her sister and nephew. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
Hope Solo paused on the field during the second half of an international friendly women's soccer match against Australia in San Antonio, 2013.

Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo is being held without bail for investigation on two counts of domestic violence assault.

The Seattle Times reports that police said the US women’s national soccer star was arrested overnight after she allegedly hit her nephew and sister at the Kirkland, Washington, home she shares with her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens.

Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a 911 call of a disturbance, in which a male caller said there was a female resident “hitting people” at a family party.

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The Seattle Times also reported:

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.

Just two years ago, Solo and Stevens were married a day after they got into a fight that led to Stevens’s arrest.

The Washington Post reports that the ceremony came roughly 24 hours after Stevens was arrested at Solo’s suburban Seattle home on fourth-degree domestic violence charges that were later dropped for “insufficient evidence.”

The Post reported in 2012:

Stevens was found lying on the floor between the bed and the wall in an upstairs bedroom. He told officers that he was sleeping and didn’t hear a fight, but they saw dried blood on his shirt and other signs of a fight. An officer noted that he based probable cause on Stevens’s admission that he and Solo had argued, the injury to her arm, signs of a fight in the bedroom and the blood on his shirt.

The Post also reports that Stevens has had past arrests for “sexual assault, felony battery, failing a drug test while on probation and drunk driving.”

Solo has been booked into the south King County detention facility and has a court appearance Monday, June 23, at the Kirkland Municipal Court. The 32-year-old has been a goalie for the US women’s national soccer team since 2000 and has received two Olympic gold medals. She currently plays for the Seattle Reign in the NWSL.