Hope Solo Pens Apology Letter for “Highly Unfortunate” Domestic Dispute

Posted Saturday June 28, 2014 11:03 AM GMT

After pleading not guilty in court, Hope Solo is now publicly apologizing for her involvement in the family spat last weekend that left the professional soccer star facing domestic violence charges.

Solo posted a letter on Facebook that read, "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."

The U.S. soccer goalie continued that she understands as a public face she is held to a higher standard, adding, “I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed."

Hope, who police say hit her sister and her 17-year-old nephew while drinking at her sister’s house in Seattle, Washington last Saturday (June 21), went on to reach out to her family.

"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."

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