Nike to Remain Hope Solo’s Partner Despite Legal Problems

September 23, 2014

Sportswear giant Nike have revealed they will stand by United States women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo despite the recent controversy surrounding her.

Solo was arrested in June over allegations she assaulted her sister and 17-year-old nephew.

Nike issued a statement Monday standing by the U.S. goalkeeper pending developments in her legal situation.

“We are aware of the allegations and that Hope Solo has pled ‘not guilty’ to the charges. Hope remains a Nike athlete and we will continue to monitor the situation,” the statement said.

Solo pleaded not guilty to two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence in June and is scheduled for trial Nov. 4. She faces up to six months in jail if convicted.