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New details from Hope Solo's domestic violence incident emerge

By Marilyn Malara
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New details from Hope Solo's domestic violence incident emerge
USA goalkeeper Hope Solo dives for the ball during practice before a match against New Zealand at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 4, 2015. USA won the match 4-0. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 9 (UPI) -- New documents reveal Olympic gold-medalist Hope Solo was seemingly out of control on the night of her domestic violence arrest last June.

Obtained by ESPN, the police report of the night Solo was detained for allegedly beating her nephew and sister says that she resisted and had to be forced to the ground by officers. Reportedly belligerent, the star goalie repeatedly spewed offenses toward officers saying at one point: "you're such a [expletive], you're scared of me because you know that if the handcuffs were off I'd kick your ass."

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While walking into jail that night, the seemingly intoxicated Women's World Cup player reportedly insulted officers, suggesting two were having sex and calling another a "14-year-old boy." When she was asked to remove a necklace, she apparently replied saying the jewelry was worth more than the officer made in a year.

Over the weekend, the goalie's half sister, Teresa Obert, broke her silence in the face of contrasting accounts of that night shared by Solo -- who accused her 17-year-old nephew as the aggressor in a February interview on Good Morning America.

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"I was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of my 17-year-old nephew, who is 6'9" and 280 pounds," Solo said at the time.

But Obert says the incident was much different, and she couldn't believe what she was seeing.

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"I felt like I had just been kicked in the head," she told ESPN. "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 the documents, Obert's son -- who is now 18 but will remain nameless because the incident occurred when he was still a minor -- called 911 claiming Solo was "going crazy and hitting people."

Obert says that after a verbal confrontation with her son, Solo turned violent, eventually repeatedly knocking the boy's head into the cement floor of a converted garage.

"My sister was on top of my son punching him. I then tried to pull my sister off of my son and my sister then punched me in the face several times," Obert said.

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Solo was initially charged with two counts of domestic violence but the case held in Kirkland Municipal Court was dropped on procedural grounds by Judge Michael Lambo in February. Prosecutors have reportedly filed an appeal to the Superior Court of Washington; oral arguments are scheduled for Sept. 11 of this year.

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