Lawyer: Hope Solo did not assault sister, nephew

SEATTLE - A lawyer for U.S. soccer star Hope Solo says she's not guilty of any crime, and that she herself was assaulted and injured during the altercation that led to her arrest early Saturday.

Attorney Todd Maybrown emailed a statement on her behalf to The Associated Press. It says, "We look forward to the opportunity to present the true facts in court and to having this matter behind Hope very soon."

Police in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland said Solo, a longtime goalkeeper for the women's national team, was arrested just before 1 a.m. at her sister's house for investigation of domestic violence assault. They say she was intoxicated and upset, and that she had assaulted her sister and 17-year-old nephew.

Solo was being held in jail pending a court appearance Monday.


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