Hope Solo Accused of Domestic Violence

Police say soccer star hit her sister and nephew

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 21, 2014 9:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Soccer star Hope Solo is involved in another domestic violence case, but this time as the one facing charges. Police say the 32-year-old hit her sister and her nephew last night during an "out-of-control" party at Solo's home in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, reports the Seattle Times. "There were visible injuries on them,” says a police official. The two-time Olympic gold medalist (and Dancing With the Stars vet) was being held without bail on two counts of investigation of domestic violence assault. In 2012, Solo's then-fiance, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was accused of assaulting her, but charges were dropped because of insufficient evidence. They got married hours after that court appearance. Solo made happier headlines last week when she recorded her 71st career shutout in a match against France, notes AP. That ties the record for a US goalkeeper.

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo catches the ball during the second half of a match against France June 14, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo catches the ball during the second half of a match against France June 14, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Hope Solo in a 2013 file photo.
Hope Solo in a 2013 file photo.   (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
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