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June 26, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Hope Solo releases statement regarding charges of domestic violence

As we’ve covered throughout the week, Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo has been charged with domestic violence stemming from an incident early Saturday morning. Here was our latest story on the issue, as Solo pleaded not guilty and was released on her own recognizance.

Here is the statement from Solo, as posted on her Facebook page:

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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. I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed.

I love my family dearly. 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.

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

Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time. However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared.

I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Women’s National Team.

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