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Alex Morgan

Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it 'ridiculous'

Hope Solo says former FIFA President Sepp Blatter grabbed her rear shortly before the two were to appear on stage at a prestigious soccer ceremony four years ago. A representative for Blatter called the allegation "ridiculous."

In an interview published Friday in the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, the former goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national team recounted what happened at the Ballon d'Or awards in 2013 in Zurich.

A representative for Solo confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the report was accurate and said the player had no further comment.

Blatter spokesman Thomas Renggli messaged the AP on Saturday: "This allegation is...

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