Hope Solo, the star goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, allegedly taunted and threatened the arresting officers in her 2014 domestic violence incident with her nephew and half-sister, Teresa Obert.

Hope Solo Arrest Details

Solo’s arrest and subsequent trial was the subject of a recent ESPN/Outside The Lines report, which suggests that Solo was not only the aggressor in the June 2014 incident, but that she was verbally abusive to the police officers that were tasked with arresting her.

“[Solo] repeatedly hurled insults at the officers processing her arrest, suggesting that two jailers were having sex and calling another officer a ’14-year-old boy,'” the report said. “When asked to remove a necklace, an apparently drunk Solo told the officer that the piece of jewelry was worth more than he made in a year.”

The information about the case was uncovered through police records, two sworn depositions and interviews with one of the alleged victims in the altercation that occurred at the home of Solo’s half-sister in Kirkland, Wash. Obert claims that while she initially planned to avoid pressing charges against her half-sister, she had a change of heart upon seeing Solo on Good Morning America earlier this year, painting herself as the victim.

“I felt like I had just been kicked in the head,” Obert said of her reaction to the interview. “She should have been happy, but then, randomly, she goes on Good Morning America and lies. I was very upset. It never had anything to do with size. She has tried to make him feel small his whole life. He’s not aggressive. She’s a trained athlete. She’s strong.”

According to Obert’s version of events, Solo was the aggressor, and physically assaulted both her and her son.

“She grabbed him by the head and she kept slamming him into the cement over and over again,” Obert told Outside the Lines of the incident. “So I came from behind her, and I pulled her over and, you know, to get her off my son. And then, once she got off, she started punching me in the face over and over again.”

Solo, despite appearances suggesting that the incident is behind her, has not been cleared of wrongdoing. Judge Michael Lambo had dismissed the case on procedural grounds, but prosecutors filed an appeal with the Superior Court of Washington to reopen the case. They will reportedly file their argument by July 13.

While Solo’s legal troubles are ongoing, she is competing with the U.S. soccer team at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. As the starting goalkeeper for the squad, Solo and her outside drama would seem likely to cause distractions for the team, which is hoping to compete for the gold medal. However, head coach Jillian Ellis insists that’s not the case.

Hope’s been fantastic,” Ellis said at a news conference Sunday. “[The incident] was a long time ago. We’ve moved on. She’s been a fantastic player and teammate. None of that has even resonated with us, and I’m sure some of the players aren’t even aware of it.”

Solo’s attorney will have to respond to the prosecution’s argument by Aug. 10. Oral arguments will be heard for the case the following month.

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