KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) _ An ESPN report says U.S. women’s national team star Hope Solo was combative with officers after her arrest last year on accusations that she assaulted her half-sister and her teenage nephew, an incident during which authorities also described Solo as the “primary aggressor.”
Solo initially faced two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence in the altercation at her half-sister’s house last June, though those charges were dismissed on procedural grounds earlier this year. Solo pleaded not guilty and portrayed herself as a victim in interviews after the dismissal of the case.
The network says Sunday’s report was based on police records, two sworn depositions obtained by “Outside the Lines,” other documents and interviews with one of Solo’s alleged victims. It says Solo had been drinking when she arrived at the home of her half-sister, Teresa Obert, and was the aggressor in the altercation, including slamming the teenager’s head into the floor.