Hope Solo talks about recent arrest

Olympic gold medalist and soccer star Hope Solo apologized on her Facebook page for her involvement in an incident that resulted in her arrest last weekend.

"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 said. "I understand that as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct."

The Facebook statement is the first time Solo has publicly addressed the incident since she was arrested early Saturday morning. She is accused of hitting her sister and nephew. A lawyer for the 32-year-old goalkeeper has said she was the victim in the altercation.

"I love my family dearly," she said in the statement. "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."

Solo is the goalkeeper for the National Women's Soccer League's Seattle Reign FC as well as the U.S. National Team. She said she looked forward to getting back on the field and expected her name to be cleared.

"I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement," she wrote. "I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes."

Seattle is scheduled to play a home game on Saturday.


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