Hope Solo Opens Up About Soccer Suspension And Domestic Violence Allegations

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It’s been a rough couple of years for Hope Solo.

As we reported last month, the soccer star was suspended from Team USA for 30 days when her husband Jerramy Stevens was arrested on DUI charges for driving a team van during training camp in California.

[ Related: Hope Solo Breaks Her Silence On Her Arrest! ]

Well now the Olympian finally addressed the controversy to Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts on Wednesday.

In regards to the DUI, the 33-year-old confessed:

“Well, clearly, I wasn’t thinking. I mean, it was a horrible choice├óΓé¼┬ª I think I just wasn’t in a good place, emotionally, to even make good decisions. I mean, it’s not an excuse, but I just…it was stupid. I should’ve called a taxi.”

The goalie also made headlines last June when she was charged with domestic violence after she allegedly assaulted her half-sister and nephew while intoxicated at her home in Seattle, WA.

As documented last month, all charges were dropped.

While the gold medalist maintains her innocence, she admits it was a tough period to go through:

“All of us, in my opinion, have a fundamental right to be considered innocent until proven guilty├óΓé¼┬ª I know U.S. Soccer took a lot of heat, but I am very grateful that they let due process play itself out. Those eight months were some of the worst months of my entire life.”

Overall, Solo just wants soccer fans to realize that she’s not perfect and she’s doing the best she can:

“I want people to realize I’m just human. I’m just human and I make mistakes. I want people to be able to forgive me they’re willing to do so. I just want to be the best athlete I can be, the best person I can be, and I know I have a lot of room for improvement.”

After a formal review, Hope is back on the field and will travel to Portugal for the Algarve Cup in March.

[Image via WENN.]

Feb 25, 2015 1:04pm PDT

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