Hope Solo Trial Date Set For Assault Charges
Hope Solo, the polarizing goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, will stand trial later this year for an alleged assault in June.
Hope Solo Trial Set
Solo, 33, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges levied against her, was given a Nov. 4 trial date at a hearing Monday morning. Solo made the court appearance in Kirkland Municipal Court with her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, at her side. Upon leaving the courthouse, the athlete declined to comment.
“As expected, and as is normal in misdemeanor cases, today’s hearing was about setting a trial date,” her lawyer, Todd Maybrown, told the Seattle Times in an email. “We’re pleased that both sides, and the judge, agreed to a November date and we look forward to the opportunity for the truth about this incident to be disclosed which will clear Hope’s name.”
The Nov. 4 trial date greatly benefits Solo, as it will not conflict with her commitments with the Seattle Reign NWSL team, nor with her commitments to the national team at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2015 World Cup.
Solo has maintained her innocence in the alleged assault, which involved her sister and teenaged nephew, claiming that she was the victim in the incident that led to her arrest on June 20. The altercation at Solo's Kirkland, Wash., home followed a party where there was a lot of drinking.
When police arrived at the scene both Solo's sister and nephew had "visible injuries" while Solo did not appear wounded.