Hope Solo Ordered Away From Half-Sis, Nephew, Booze

She pleads not guilty to domestic assault
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2014 1:59 AM CDT
Hope Solo Denies Domestic Assault
US women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo appears in Kirkland Municipal Court yesterday.   (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)

Soccer star Hope Solo has been ordered to stay away from alcohol—and the half-sister and nephew she is accused of assaulting—as a condition of release after her arrest on domestic violence charges. The 32-year-old US goalkeeper pleaded not guilty to two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault during an appearance at a Seattle-area court yesterday, reports CNN. She was released without bail and is expected to appear at a pre-trial hearing in August.

According to a police report, Solo was arrested after police responded to a 911 call about a woman "going crazy and hitting people" at a home, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer finds. Her 17-year-old nephew described an argument that led to him and his mother being punched by Solo after she called him "too fat and overweight and crazy," the report states. Solo told police that she didn't attack anyone, but had been hit in the head with a broom after calling her nephew "fat and unathletic." Her lawyer says "Hope was assaulted and injured during this unfortunate incident" and "we look forward to the opportunity to present the true facts in court and to having this matter behind Hope very soon." (More Hope Solo stories.)

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