Hope Solo's 17-year-old nephew pulled a gun on the soccer star Saturday, reportedly trying to stop her from attacking him and his mother.
Didn't work. ... allegedly.
The teenager told police that Solo was intoxicated when she arrived at the Washington state home where the incident took place, according to TMZ.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist pleaded not guilty to two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence stemming from an early morning altercation with her sister and nephew. She was released without bail, ordered not to have contact with the alleged victims and to not drink alcohol.
The nephew told police that Solo became agitated when she thought he spoke poorly of her, prompting her to tell him he could never be a professional athlete because he was "too fat and crazy."
Why would anyone want to speak poorly of someone like that?
He also allegedly tried to walk away, but Solo called him a name that usually means less than manly, because he called for his mother.
That's when the unnamed nephew decided to escalate things.
"I then went into a back room and got an old gun that does not work, pointed it at her and she kept coming at me. She didn't leave but walked around me, cornering me like a shark," he told TMZ.
The goalie for the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League then supposedly left and came back, attacking the boy's mother. The 17-year-old allegedly defended his mom by hitting Solo in the head with a broomstick, which he said didn't really stop her.
This isn't the first time Solo's name has been mentioned in connection with allegations of violence.
In November 2012, Solo's fiance, NFL star Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for allegedly assaulting her at their Kirkland home. Solo married him the next day and no charges were filed.
Solo also made headlines in 2012 by writing in her book, "Solo: A Memoir of Hope," that while competing on "Dancing With the Stars" with pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, her partner "manhandled" and "slapped" her during rehearsals. She also wrote that her former soccer coach, Greg Ryan, pushed her during a confrontation at the World Cup in 2007. Both men denied the claims.