Hope Solo was part of a golden generation of American soccer players who won it all with the women's team. After retiring from the sport, details of her private life began to emerge.
On March 31, she was arrested in North Carolina for child abuse and driving while intoxicated. Hope Solo was in her car, unconscious due to the effect of alcohol, with her two-year-old twin sons in the backseat.
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After the scandal, the former goalkeeper confessed that she had been suffering from an addiction problem for years. Before the justice of his country, he pleaded guilty and his sentence was reduced from two years to 30 days. He did not have to go to jail, because he was recognized the month he was in a rehabilitation clinic.
“The positive side of making such a big mistake is that the lessons are learned quickly. Learning these lessons was hard and sometimes very painful,” Hope Solo wrote in a letter.
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The fine was $2,500 and an additional $600 for the blood samples. A report from the 'New York Times' revealed that the athlete would have had an alcohol level three times higher than the limit allowed in North Carolina.
Hope Solo wrote a harsh letter on social networks dedicated to public opinion. She there she related how her fight against alcoholism has been and the meaning of her family.
My podcast, HOPE SOLO SPEAKS, is available now. I share my experience at Hope Valley Treatment facility and the circumstances that brought me there. Thanks to all of you who offered so much support during the most difficult time of my life. 🙏🏻❤️https://t.co/JxcMKPn3qJ pic.twitter.com/mYRq7FPkd7
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) August 18, 2022
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