Hope Solo releases statement on criminal incident

Hope Solo releases statement on criminal incident
FILE - U.S. Women's National soccer team goalie Hope Solo smiles during practice in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Richland native, Hope Solo, has released a statement regarding her recent arrest for domestic violence. The statement follows:

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. 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.

I love my family dearly. 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. 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.