(Source) Hope Solo will miss the next two games after being suspended by U.S. Soccer for a minimum of 30 days following her husband’s arrest on drunken driving charges. Solo was with Jerramy Stevens when he was arrested early Monday morning for driving under the influence. Though she isn’t facing any charges and Manhattan Beach (Calif.) police have not described the goalkeeper’s behavior during the traffic stop, TMZ reported that Solo was “acting belligerent” and recorded the officers on her cell phone.
“During our current national team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates,” U.S. coach Jill Ellis said in a statement. “We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team.”
Solo released a statement after the suspension was announced. “I accept and respect the federation’s decision, and more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the federation who have always supported me,” she said. “I think it’s best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months, and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team.”
The incident came just six days after domestic abuse charges against Solo were dismissed. Solo had been facing two counts of fourth-degree assault stemming from a fight with her sister and nephew, but the charges were dropped after the alleged victims refused to be interviewed by defense attorneys.
Though U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun called the domestic abuse charges against Solo “disturbing” and “inconsistent with our expectations of Olympians,” U.S. Soccer allowed her to continue playing while the court case played out. But the federation might have taken a dimmer view of this latest incident because it occurred while she was at training camp.
I think I’m in love with Hope Solo. Just the bad boy of women’s soccer doing her thing. Sexting nudes, beating up family members at backyard bbq’s, getting pulled over for DUI’s and arguing with cops. Yeah technically the last one was Jerramy Stevens but I bet Hope was even more drunk, and the two of them drew straws to see who had to drive fucked up. Just love her whole vibe. So edgy, so dangerous. One second you’re an Olympian cover girl and face of US Soccer and the next you’re getting in fights with cops and fighting your family because they’re all fatasses. I’m half intimidated, half turned on. Go on with your bad self Hope. Don’t let the man keep you down.
Jerramy Stevens and Hope Solo are 100% the couple everyone knows that gets in HUGE fights at the bar to the point of making everyone uncomfortable. Then the next second they’re making out and basically fucking in the corner. Just an insane roller-coaster that they make everyone ride.