More Trouble for Hope Solo

US Soccer suspends her after husband's suspected DUI
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2015 9:52 AM CST
More Trouble for Hope Solo
In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women's soccer match against Australia in San Antonio.   (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)

Hope Solo may have seen her domestic violence case dropped, but she's far from out of the woods. Last night, US Soccer announced that she's been suspended for 30 days from the US women's national team, the AP reports, and though no reason was specified, the move came days after her husband was pulled over on suspicion of DUI. Solo was in the car when Jerramy Stevens was stopped around 1:30am Monday in Manhattan Beach, Calif., for driving without headlights, and TMZ reports that both Solo and Stevens were "acting belligerent" with police, though Solo herself was not arrested.

Solo, 33, was in Southern California training with the team at the time, and the US Soccer statement notes that "during our current national team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on US Soccer and her teammates. We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team." Solo apologized on Facebook, adding, "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." Though Solo will be eligible for reinstatement, columnist Leander Schaerlaeckens notes at Yahoo Sports that there are no guarantees US Soccer will actually bring her back. (It's worth noting that on the day before their wedding, Stevens was accused of assaulting Solo.)

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