U.S. soccer star Hope Solo has taken to Facebook.com to apologise to family and friends following her domestic violence arrest on 21 June (14).
The goalkeeper spent a night behind bars after she was accused of beating up her sister and 17-year-old nephew in Seattle, Washington.
Solo pleaded not guilty in court, but now she's apologising for her actions.
In a post on Thursday (26Jun14), she wrote, "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."
She adds, "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."