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Added June 22nd, 2014 by Ian

American female soccer star Hope Solo in trouble again

It’s not unusual for athletes to run afoul of the law over in America. We’ve seen boxers, basketball and football players hauled off by the cops and charged with anything from assault to murder. But who’d expect the nation’s national female soccer goalie to be a troublemaker? Women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has been busted by police with the latest arrest coming in the early morning hours of June 21 in Seattle, Washington.

The 32-year-old was charged with domestic violence after she allegedly assaulted her sister and 17-year-old nephew during a party. Solo, an Olympic medal winner and goaltender with Seattle Reign FC, was held at the south King County Jail without bail after she was hauled off. Police officers say they responded to an emergency 911 call from a male who said a woman was out of control hitting people and wouldn’t stop the assault.

When officers arrived on the scene they heard a disturbance and said that when they got inside the house they found Solo to be upset and intoxicated. They added that her sister and nephew both had visible injuries to their faces and witnesses claimed Solo assaulted them. Solo is married to NFL player Jerramy Stevens and is well known in America for appearing on the “Dancing with the Stars.” TV show as well as winning a pair of gold medals at the Olympics with the American women’s team.

Solo has the reputation of being a little unsteady due to her criticizing tweets and comments regarding television announcers and former coaches. She also tested positive for a banned substance in 2012 and was publicly warned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Solo said the substance came in her PMS medication and was allowed to compete in the 2012 Olympics.

While appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” she had several run-ins with her dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy as well as the judges. However, her most infamous escapade came back in late 2012 when cops were called to her house over a disturbance. When they arrived she and her brother said three unknown men were responsible for it.

But police officers said there was evidence of domestic violence between her and Stevens since Solo’s elbow was cut and he admitted there had been an argument between them. Stevens was then promptly arrested for assaulting her, but the two apparently kissed and made up as they married each other less than 48 hours later.

 
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