Solo’s Charges Dropped After Two Counts of Assault

Posted on February 4, 2015 by


International Women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was recently charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault. The incident occurred on 21 June 2014, when she apparently attacked her nephew and also her half-sister at a party.

Todd Maybrown, who is Solo’s attorney, asked for dismissal saying that the victims have not allowed depositions that were granted the defense.

“I don’t know if it was true, but if she did, that’s really stupid,” junior Mohammed Jalloh.

This kind of thing unfortunately occurs frequently in professional sports, including the ongoing case in the NFL right now with Ray Rice and his wife.

Solo ended up pleading guilty, who explained that she was simply defending herself from her 6′, 9″, 280 pound seventeen-year-old nephew, who was attacking her. The fight occurred because Solo argued with her nephew about his acting aspirations. She apparently called him “fat and crazy.”

“That’s so dumb of her.  She had everything going for her and she does that,” junior Nick Daniels said.

According to the court documents, a broom was broken over Solo’s head during the fist fight. Jeremy Stevens, who is Solo’s husband, refused to speak to reporters after the case. Solo attacked first, according to some close relatives.

“This has been a terrible ordeal for Miss Stevens (Solo) but we’re grateful the court has dismissed the charges. If the case had been reviewed carefully at the outset, no charges would have been filed,” Maybrown told KING 5.

Solo’s half-sister became involved when she was trying to break the fight up and was punched in the face by Solo.

“Today’s decision brings closure to what has been one of the most difficult and emotionally draining times of my life. I always had faith that once the facts of the case were presented, I would be cleared of all charges, and I am so happy and relieved to finally have it all behind me. I would like to thank my legal team, the U.S. Soccer Federation, my coaches and teammates on the U.S. National Team, and the Seattle Reign organization, all of whom, under great pressure to do otherwise, chose to stand by and believe in me. I am so grateful for the support of my husband Jeremy, my mother, grandmother, and members of my extended family who surrounded me with love and reassurance each and every day. I would also like to thank my incredible fans who consistently sent positive, heartfelt messages of encouragement and kept my spirits lifted throughout this entire ordeal. I look forward to joining my team with a clear mind to train, compete, and help bring a World Cup title to the U.S. in 2015,” Hope Solo said on Facebook.

The charges were dropped on 13 January 2015.

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