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Hope Solo arrested: Soccer star held without bail for alleged domestic violence

Hope Solo was arrested
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Hope Solo was arrested at her home on Friday night for domestic violence. The Olympic athlete who has always been a focal point of the United States women’s soccer team once again found herself the center of attention for an entirely different reason. According the US Weekly on Saturday, the athlete was arrested for domestic violence after a scuffle with her sister and nephew at her home.

According to Bleacher Report, Hope Solo was arrested and is being held without bail for two counts of domestic violence assault. The incident, still under review by law enforcement, has some people surprised as the star has never been the type to be in the headlines in this manner. Offering up few details except that Hope’s sister and nephew allegedly had visible injuries after the altercation. Sources describe the situation as a party that got out of hand quickly.

The fans of soccer were surprised to hear of the incident as she turned down competing with her teammates. There was an international friendly game on Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut and the star didn’t attend the game due to “family commitments.” While there has been no word yet on when she might hit the field again, the athlete will first need to deal with getting out of jail before she can worry about heading to a field.

Hope Solo has suggested that she doesn't like physically aggressive behavior outside of the soccer fields. In her book “Solo: A Memoir of Hope” she athlete accused her “Dancing With the Stars” partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy of becoming physically aggressive towards her in rehearsals for the reality show. While the professional dancer has denied the situation completely, the soccer star used her book to discuss her treatment on the show.

Hope Solo ranks as one of the best goalkeepers women’s soccer has ever seen. However, this latest alleged incident has some fans disappointed of her off the field.

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