Former USA soccer star Hope Solo postpones Hall of Fame induction to enter rehab
Former United States Women’s National Team star goalie Hope Solo has said she is entering an alcohol treatment program and has asked that her induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame be pushed back to 2023 Friday.
Solo was arrested March 31 in a parking lot in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after she was found passed out with her two-year-old twins inside.
She was arrested for drunk driving, resisting arrest and misdemeanor child abuse.
“I have contacted the Hall of Fame and respectfully request a postponement of my Hall of Fame induction ceremony to 2023,” Solo said in a statement posted to his Twitter account.
“I will voluntarily participate in an inpatient alcohol treatment program to address my alcohol-related challenges.
Hope Solo, pictured after her DWI arrest last month, says she entered rehab for alcohol addiction and asked for her induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame to be postponed
“I have contacted the Hall of Fame and respectfully request a postponement of my Hall of Fame induction ceremony to 2023,” Solo said in a statement posted to his Twitter account. ‘I will voluntarily participate in an inpatient alcohol treatment program to address my challenges with alcohol
Former United States Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested last month on alcohol-related charges. She is pictured in 2015 with the Adidas Golden Glove award
Solo, left, has twins with former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens. They were reportedly in the car with her last month when she was arrested for DWI
Solo was reportedly found passed out at the wheel of a Walmart Super Center in March
Days after his arrest, Solo wrote on Instagram that his family was “strong” and that they “could share the facts in due time,” left. She is pictured in her arrest photo from March
“Right now, my energies and focus are totally directed towards my health, healing and caring for my family. I want to thank the Hall of Fame for their support and for understanding my decision.
The Hall of Fame also released a statement on Friday.
“Legendary USWNT goaltender and 2022 National Football Hall of Fame inductee Hope Solo has elected to defer her induction until 2023,” the statement read. “NSHOF fully supports his decision and looks forward to honoring him and his historic achievements at next year’s induction ceremony.”
This year’s induction ceremonies are scheduled for May 21 in Frisco, Texas. Solo is due in court on June 28.
In the most recent incident, Solo’s engine was running when the police arrived. She initially refused to get out of her car and later failed a field sobriety test.
In an Instagram post after her arrest, Solo thanked those who reached out to her and offered their support.
“Our family is strong and surrounded by love,” Solo said in his post. “Our children are strong, smart, happy and dynamic and we are there every day to give them the best possible life.
“We will be able to share the facts in due course. In the meantime, our kids are soaking up the (North Carolina) sun, eating popsicles, and playing on our property. Life can be tough, but it’s really the moments that matter. I feel blessed to have this kind of love and support.
In 2011, Solo became an icon of the sport as she took part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup while recovering from a shoulder injury, with the team overcoming an early defeat to go to final.
In 2014, Solo became a media sensation for all the wrong reasons after she was arrested for assaulting her 17-year-old half-sister and nephew in their Seattle, Washington home.
Solo has had run-ins with the law before, including one in 2014 when she was arrested at her Washington home for allegedly assaulting her nephew and a half-sister. This case was later dropped after prosecution witnesses refused to testify against her.
Solo, a native of Richland, Wash., was the goalkeeper for the 2015 World Cup-winning squad as well as the 2007 and 2011 squads.
Widely considered one of the greatest female goaltenders to ever play the game, she also won gold medals as a goaltender for the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams.
Overall, Solo has earned 202 caps with the national team and holds the record for 102 career shutouts.
Solo is married to former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens.
Solo is married to former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens. She is pictured kissing him after winning the final soccer match between the United States and Japan at their 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.