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Hope Solo was 'tackled to the floor by police' in domestic violence arrest, says new report

Published 09/06/2015 | 10:47

USA goalkeeper Hope Solo addresses the media at the USA women's national soccer team media day at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
USA goalkeeper Hope Solo addresses the media at the USA women's national soccer team media day at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
USA goalkeeper Hope Solo addresses the media at the USA women's national soccer team media day at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

American soccer star Hope Solo had to be tackled to the floor by police in a domestic violence incidents, according to reports.

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She was arrested in June of last year for an incident involving her half sister Teresa Obert and nephew at their home in Seattle.

New documents, first published by ESPN, feature details of the dramatic arrest, including her allegedly calling a police offer a "b****" on her arrest.

“You're such a b****. You're scared of me because you know that if the handcuffs were off, I'd kick your ass," she is quoted as telling an officer.

USA goalkeeper Hope Solo addresses the media at the USA women's national soccer team media day at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
USA goalkeeper Hope Solo addresses the media at the USA women's national soccer team media day at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

She also allegedly told another officer the necklace she was wearing was worth more than his annual salary.

The new documents show that her nephew called 911 and police found him crying with his left ear bleeding and he had visible marks on his jaw bone and arms.

"My sister was on top of my son punching him. I then tried to pull my sister off of my son and my sister then punched me in the face several times," Teresa said in a statement after.

Last year, Solo denied the allegations, telling Good Morning America host Robin Roberts: "I was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of my 17-year-old nephew, who is 6-foot-9, 280 pounds. I was struck over the head, and concussed pretty severely. It was a very scary night."

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) dives for the ball during training in preparation for the 2015 women's soccer World Cup at Waverley Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) dives for the ball during training in preparation for the 2015 women's soccer World Cup at Waverley Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

The case was dismissed on procedural grounds and prosecutors are scheduled to file their appeal at the Superior Court of Washington on July 13 for a September 11 hearing.

"From here on out, no matter what happens, I'll forever be associated with domestic violence," she recently said.

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