Next. Us Weekly confirmed in March 2022 that former U.S. women’s soccer player Hope SoloAfter being arrested for driving under the influence, he was taken into custody.
After being taken into custody in Winston-Salem (North Carolina), the athlete was taken to the Forsyth County Jail for processing. She was booked for impaired driving (DWI), resisting arrest, and other charges. She was later released.
Authorities have stated that Solo shares his children with his husband Jerramy StevensLozen, Vittorio and Vittorio were all in the vehicle at time of her arrest. She was also charged for misdemeanor abuse of children.
“On the advice of counsel, Hope can’t speak about this situation,” Rich Nichols, a lawyer for the Olympian told UseShe made the statement in a statement on the day of her arrest. “But she wants everyone to know that her kids are her life, that she was released immediately and is now at home with her family, that the story is more sympathetic than the initial charges suggest, and that she looks forward to her opportunity to defend these charges.”
This arrest is not for the Dancing With the Stars alum‘s first run-in with the law. Solo was charged in June 2014 with two misdemeanor assault in the fourth degree counts against her half-sister, and nephew. According to reports, Solo was intoxicated at the time of the alleged assault. A judge dropped the charges in 2018, after ruling that the incident was “unlikely to recur.”
Solo, who was a goalie for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team from 2000 to 2016, has participated in multiple FIFA World Cups and won two Olympic gold medals. However, she has also made headlines for her controversial behavior off the field, most notably when she called the Swedish women’s soccer team a “bunch of cowards” at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Solo’s contract was subsequently terminated.
“For 17 years, I dedicated my life to the U.S. Women’s National Team and did the job of a pro athlete the only way I knew how — with passion, tenacity, an unrelenting commitment to be the best goalkeeper in the world, not just for my country, but to elevate the sport for the next generation of female athletes,” the former Seattle Sounders athlete wrote in a Twitter statement at the time. “In those commitments, I have never wavered. And with so much more to give, I am saddened by the Federation’s decision to terminate my contract.”
She continued: “I could not be the player I am without being the person I am, even when I haven’t made the best choices or said the right things. My entire career, I have only wanted the best for this team, for the players and the women’s game and I will continue to pursue these causes with the same unrelenting passion with which I play the game.”
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