Hope Solo Apologizes to Family, Fans After Domestic Violence Arrest: I "Believe My Name Will Be Cleared"
Hope Solo is trying to move forward. The U.S. Olympic gold medalist soccer player apologized to her family and fans following her domestic violence arrest last week via Facebook on Thursday, June 26.
"I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend," she wrote. "I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed."
"I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different," she continued. "I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes."
Solo, 32, was arrested and held without bail for two counts of domestic violence assault on June 21 after reportedly getting into a fight with her sister and 17-year-old nephew in Seattle. On June 23, the athlete pled not guilty in court. At the time, her lawyer Todd Maybrown told Us Weekly that she was not guilty of any crime.
"Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time. However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared," Solo concluded via Facebook. "I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Women's National Team."