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Hope Solo due back in court for domestic violence hearing

Hope Solo due back in court for domestic violence hearing
FILE - U.S. Women's National soccer team goalie Hope Solo smiles during practice in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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SEATTLE - U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo is due back in court Monday for a hearing in a domestic violence case.

Authorities say Solo was intoxicated June 20 when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. Police say a family called 911 to say Solo was "going crazy and hitting people."

When police arrived at Solo's sister's Kirkland house, they heard shouting and found Solo's sister and nephew crying and with visible injuries, according to court documents. Police say the nephew's shirt was ripped and his face was red and had marks on it. He also had a bleeding cut on the bottom of his left ear.

"I love my family dearly," Solo wrote in an apology June 27. "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 was booked into jail for investigation of two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault. She pleaded not guilty and was released on her own recognizance.

Solo says she's confident her name will be cleared.

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