Hope Solo, the star goalie that helped the U.S. women’s soccer team gain multiple gold medals in the Olympics, has been suspended from the U.S. Women’s National team for 30 days by U.S. Soccer on Monday January 19. Solo’s suspension will be reviewed after those 30 days to determine whether she will be reinstated to play during the World Cup, according to cnn.com
Hope Solo’s husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol with Solo in the passenger seat acting what TMZ reported was “belligerently” towards the police and was nearly arrested.
U.S. Soccer National Women’s Head Coach Jill Ellis suspended Solo stating, “Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates. We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team.”
Solo has responded accepting her suspension saying, “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.”
This suspension comes right after the domestic abuse charges filed against Solo after she had a fight with her sister and nephew that escalated to two counts of fourth-degree assault.
Because of this suspension Solo will be missing the team’s matches on February 8 in France and the match on February 13 in England, according to ESPN.com.