Solo to Go for Treatment, Asks for Hall of Fame Delay

'My energies and focus are totally directed to my health, healing, and taking care of my family'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2022 11:37 AM CDT
Updated Apr 30, 2022 7:00 AM CDT
Solo Was Passed Out Behind Wheel for Hour-Plus: Cops
The US' Hope Solo is seen during a women's soccer game at the Rio Olympics against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Aug. 3, 2016.   (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)

(Newser) Update: Hope Solo has asked the National Soccer Hall of Fame to delay her induction until next year, announcing that she's going for help for her alcohol issues, per ESPN. In a Friday tweet, the soccer star requested the induction be postponed until 2023, noting she'll be "voluntarily entering an in-patient alcohol treatment program to address my challenges with alcohol." She added: "At this time, my energies and focus are totally directed to my health, healing, and taking care of my family." The NSHOF responded with its own statement, noting it "fully supports her decision and looks forward to honoring her and her historic achievements at next year's induction ceremony." Our original story from April 4 follows:

More details are emerging in the arrest of women's soccer star Hope Solo. It was already known that she was charged with driving while impaired, resisting a public officer, and misdemeanor child abuse on Thursday in Winston-Salem, NC, and that her 2-year-old twins were said to have been with her in the car. Police are filling in more of the blanks, with an arrest warrant noting a witness saw the 40-year-old retired goalkeeper passed out behind the wheel for more than an hour, the engine running the entire time, reports the AP. The two kids were reportedly in the back seat.

According to the warrant, the responding officer could smell booze, but Solo refused a field sobriety test. Instead, she had blood drawn to determine her BAC. Fox News reports Solo put up a post on Instagram on Saturday, thanking fans for their support and noting "our family is strong and surrounded by love." As for her toddlers, she noted they were presently "enjoying the NC sun, eating popsicles and playing on our property." She added that "we are present everyday giving them the best life possible." In terms of the case against her, Solo simply wrote: "We will be able to share the facts in due time." (Read more Hope Solo stories.)

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