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    Hope Solo Breaks Silence on Domestic Violence Arrest: I "Sincerely Apologize to Everyone I Have Disappointed"

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    Hope Solo has broken her silence after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence this past weekend.

    The 32-year-old soccer star was taken into custody early Saturday morning after allegedly attacking her 17-year-old nephew and adult sister at a family party at her house near Seattle. And today, Solo took to her Facebook page to share a message with fans.

    "I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend," she wrote. "I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed."

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    "I love my family dearly," she went on. "We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different. I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes."

    "Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time," she concluded. "However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared. I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Women's National Team."

    On Monday, Solo pleaded not guilty and was released from custody without having to post bail. A judge ordered her to refrain from drinking alcohol and from contacting either of the alleged victims.

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