By Shelby Hancock |Staff Writer|
During the trials, the Seattle Reign F.C, a soccer club that Solo currently plays for, didn’t take any action or release a statement.
“The Team will await the legal outcome of the case before making a final judgment”, according to the Seattle Times.
The U.S Women’s National team, however, did show their support. “Based on that information, U.S. soccer stands by our decision to allow her to participate with the team as the legal process unfolds,” said Jim Caple.
On June 21, 2014 Solo was arrested for domestic violence charges against her two younger relatives.
Solo and her mother Judy Solo
, had been drinking, possibly causing light intoxication, according to ESPN reporter Jim Caple.
According to the Kirkland Washington Police, “the male caller stated that a female at the residence was ‘hitting people’ and they could not get her to stop or to leave the house.”
Officers reported visible damage to the nephew’s jawbone, nose, ear, and arms. Her sister tried to intervene and suffered a swollen cheek bone said the Police department.
When asked for a statement Solo not only denied the allegations but claimed she was the victim of her nephew, who she said hit her with a broom, reported Jim Caple.
Solo was arrested on two counts of domestic violence assault in the fourth degree and was held without bail in the South King County detention center, according to the Seattle Times.
On June 23, 2014, Solo pleaded not guilty in the Kirkland Municipal Court and “City prosecutors asked for a bail of $5,000 and no-contact order between Solo and the alleged victims” according to the Seattle Times.
Before wrapping up the case, Solo was advised by the judge to watch her alcohol consumption. The judge then set future court dates and released Solo.
On Jan. 13, 2015, the Kirkland Municipal Judge released Solo and dropped all charges against her after the alleged victims refused to be questioned by the defense attorney, according to the Seattle Times.
Solo verbalized her relief in a statement released on her website: “Today’s decision brings closure to what has been one of the most difficult and emotionally draining times of my life.”
“I always had faith that once the facts of the case were presented, I would be cleared of all charges and I am so happy and relieved to finally have it all behind me,” stated Solo.
No statements have been released from the Reign in regards to the new rulings in the court. The Kirkland Court expressed their disapproval about the ruling.
“The City of Kirkland takes domestic violence very seriously. We do not agree with this ruling and will be filing and appeal of this decision,” stated in the Seattle Times.
In more recent news, Solo is facing issues with the U.S National Team because of her misconduct.
“We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team,” said head coach Jill Ellis.
“I accept and respect the Federation’s decision, and more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me,” said Solo.
Solo has been suspended 30 days from the U.S National Team, according to USA Today, due to an incident happening early Monday, Jan 19 regarding driving under the influence.
More details regarding the incident continue to come out.