Soccer star Hope Solo enters not guilty plea
by Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press
June 23, 2014 04:35 PM | 918 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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)
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)
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KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo is set to appear in court in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in suburban Seattle.

Authorities say Solo was intoxicated early Saturday when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew.

But her lawyer, Todd Maybrown, says she was a victim in the altercation.

Solo was booked into jail for investigation of two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault. She is set to appear in court Monday afternoon.

The 32-year-old Solo has won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. women's national team and also plays with the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League. In her last appearance for the U.S., Solo recorded her 71st career shutout, a 1-0 victory over France on June 14.



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