Seattle Reign and United States national team goalkeeper Hope Solo plead "not guilty" during a hearing on Monday and was released on her own recognizance. Solo had been arrested early Saturday morning on charges of domestic violence after police had been called to her house. Police reported Solo appeared to be intoxicated and determined she was the primary aggressor in a fight with her sister and nephew, apparently during a party.
Prosecutors had urged a $5,000 bail be posted, but Solo's attorney successfully argued that the goalkeeper was not a flight risk. Solo also has no prior arrests, her attorney said. The judge did order that Solo not have contact with her sister and nephew and barred her from consuming alcohol.
Her attorney has maintained that Solo was assaulted and even sustained injuries during the altercation.
The Reign have effectively offered no comment on Solo's legal troubles.
Solo's pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Aug. 11, which means this case is unlikely to be settled anytime soon and could last beyond the NWSL season. It was not immediately clear if Solo's status within the Reign will be affected by the ongoing proceedings.