Hope Solo pleaded not guilty on Monday to two counts of fourth-degree domestic-violence assault following her arrest early Saturday. The U.S. national team and Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victims and to not drink alcohol.
Solo is alleged to have assaulted her half-sister and her 17-year-old nephew. However, her lawyer, Todd Maybrown, says she was a victim in the altercation. Authorities on Saturday said Solo was “intoxicated and upset” when they arrested her on Saturday morning. She was arraigned at 4:15 a.m. local time Saturday.
The city of Kirkland, Wash., was asking for $5,000 bail on Monday. She was released on personal recognizance. Her next court appearance is scheduled for August 11.
Solo, 32, missed Thursday’s U.S. women’s national team tie with France in East Hartford, Conn., for what U.S. Soccer called a “family commitment.” Solo did not travel to Connecticut with the team after its June 14 win over France in Tampa, Fla. She missed Seattle Reign FC’s 2-1 win over the Western New York Flash in Rochester, N.Y., on Sunday, though it is unclear if she was ever scheduled to play prior to the arrest.
Both U.S. Soccer and Seattle Reign FC said on Saturday that they were aware of the situation but declined to expand on any comment.
“We are aware of the situation. At this point, we don’t have any further comments,” a U.S. Soccer spokesman said Saturday.
In 2012, she married ex-NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, who was arrested just hours before their wedding for investigation of assault after a disturbance involving her, but he was not charged. Maybrown also represented Stevens in that case.
KING 5 Seattle reporter Chris Daniels has more details from the courthouse:
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