Hope Solo insulted officers during arrest last year, report says

Hope Solo insulted police officers after her arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, according to report

U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo was combative and insulted police during her arrest on suspicion of domestic violence last year, according to documents cited in an ESPN report on Sunday.

Solo, who initially faced two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence before the charges were dropped on procedural grounds, was combative with police officers after her arrest, the report said. In addition to insulting officers, she also had to be forced to the ground at one point during her arrest.

ESPN said the report was based on police records and two sworn depositions obtained by its investigative program, "Outside the Lines." The report comes one day before the U.S. plays Australia in its World Cup opener.

Police arrested Solo at her half-sister's home in Kirkland, Wash., on June 21, 2014, after she allegedly got into a physical altercation with her half-sister and then 17-year-old nephew. Kirkland police reported Solo was intoxicated at the time of her arrest.

According to the ESPN report, Solo repeatedly ridiculed officers during her detainment, suggesting two were having sex and calling another a "14-year-old boy." When asked by an officer to remove her necklace, Solo told him the piece of jewelry was worth more than he made in a year, the report stated.

At one point, Solo told an officer, "You know that if the handcuffs were off I'd kick your ass," the report said.

In interviews since her arrest, Solo claimed she was the victim. In January, a judge dismissed the charges against Solo a week before the case was scheduled to go to trial. Prosecutors have filed an appeal with the Superior Court of Washington, ESPN said.

Teresa Obert, Solo's half-sister, told ESPN that Solo was the aggressor in the fight.

Solo, 33, is widely recognized as one of the best goalkeepers in women's soccer history. She holds the U.S. records for shutouts (83) and starts (163).

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