Hope Solo Says ‘Her Kids Are Her Life’ After DUI Arrest


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Her side of the story. Hope SoloAfter being arrested for driving under the influences with her children, she issued a statement about her family.

“On the advice of counsel, Hope can’t speak about this situation,” Rich Nichols, a lawyer for the former soccer player, 40, told Us WeeklyFriday, April 1, in a statement. “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.”

After being allegedly caught driving under the influence, the Olympic gold medalist was taken into custody in Winston-Salem on Thursday, March 31st. After being booked by authorities on charges of impaired driving and resisting arrest, the Olympic gold medalist was taken to Forsyth County Jail. She was later released.

According to police, Solo’s children were in the car at the time of her arrest. She has twins, Lozen and Vittorio (2 years old), with her husband. Jerramy StevensShe wed her husband in 2012 with a man she called ‘Misdemeanor Child Abuse. Authorities also charged her for misdemeanor abuse of children.

Thursday’s arrest isn’t Solo’s first run-in with the law. In June 2014 Solo was arrested. Dancing With the StarsTwo misdemeanor counts of fourth degree assault in the fourth against her sister, and nephew were filed against alum. A judge dropped the charges in 2018 after ruling that the incident was “unlikely to recur.”

The Solo: A Memoir of Hope author was a goalie for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team from 2000 to 2016. Her contract was terminated in August 2016 after she called the Swedish women’s soccer team “a bunch of cowards” during the Rio Olympics.

“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 Washington native said in a 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.”

Solo was part the USWNT’s 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics. She also played in the 2007 FIFA World Cup tournaments and the 2015 FIFA World Cup tournaments. The Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper was won by Solo, a former Seattle Reign player.

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