Hope is solo for at least 30 days. Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for 30 days by the U.S. Women's national soccer team, the organization announced Wednesday, Jan. 21.
The exact reason for the suspension was not revealed, but the team brought up an incident which occurred during training camp.
On Monday, 33-year-old Solo had a run-in with police after her husband, former Seattle Seahawks player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for driving under the influence in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Solo, who was in the passenger seat at the time, was not arrested, the Los Angeles Times reported of the incident.
According to ESPN, Solo's suspension is effective immediately as training camp continues in Carson, Calif. In addition to being released from camp, she will also miss two games next month.
"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. team coach Jill Ellis said in a statement. "We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team."
A source told ESPN that team officials were "furious" after finding out about Stevens' arrest from a website, rather than from Solo directly.
This is the latest string of troubles for the two-time Olympic gold medalist, who was arrested and had domestic violence charges filed against her last June. Solo, who has most notably been the star player on the U.S. Women's national soccer team since 2000, also dealt with a nude photo leak last summer.
Despite her latest woes, Solo acknowledged her suspension on social media.
"I accept and respect the Federation's decision," she wrote on her Facebook page. "And more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me. 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."
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