The name Hope Solo had been synonymous with Olympic success. The American goalkeeper from Richland, Washington was an essential contributor to the US Women’s National Soccer team’s consecutive gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Today Hope Solo’s name is making headlines, but this time it has no relation to her many athletic accomplishments. According to the Chicago Tribune, Police were summoned to Solo’s home by her brother Marcus Solo, whom was seen sporting bloody knees and a black eye. Hope was seen with a large scrape on her elbow, which she refused to tell the police how she received it. According to the Police reports of this incident, Marcus and Hope both provided conflicting details of how “two or three” uninvited guests caused the trouble. However, when one of the officers entered Hope’s home, they noted seeing another woman on the kitchen floor with an apparent hip injury, and former Seattle Seahawks Tight End Jerramy Stevens sporting a smear of dried blood on his shirt and blood on his cheek.
Based mainly on Stevens’ admission that he and Hope had an argument, the officer noted probable cause for arresting Stevens for domestic assault. In the end, a municipal judge ordered the release of Stevens, pending an investigation to determine whether or not Stevens assaulted his fiancee Hope. What makes this story even more tragic, is the fact that both Hope and Stevens had applied for a marriage license in King County and we set to wed yesterday. Furthermore, Stevens has a long history of altercations with the law which was a contributing factor to the demise of his NFL career. At this point there is no indication of a trial date for Stevens, or whether the assult charges will be dropped altogether.