Hope Solo postpones Hall of Fame induction to enter rehab

Former U.S. women’s soccer star Hope Solo announced on Friday that she is postponing her induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame to enter a rehab for alcohol abuse after being arrested for a DUI with her children in the car last month.

“I have contacted the Hall of Fame and respectfully request a postponement of my Hall of Fame induction ceremony to 2023. I will voluntarily participate in an inpatient alcohol treatment program to meet my challenges with the ‘alcohol’, Solo said in a press release Friday.

Solo was arrested for a DUI with her children in the car in North Carolina last month.
Winston-Salem Police Department/Handout via REUTERS

“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.

Solo, 40, was arrested March 31 after cops found her passed out driving a vehicle in North Carolina with her 2-year-old twins inside, police said.

A passerby noticed the former Olympic goalkeeper asleep in the driver’s seat for more than an hour with the car engine running and the two children in the backseat, according to an arrest warrant. Solo declined a field sobriety test and a blood test was taken instead.

She was elected to the American Football Hall of Fame in January. The induction ceremony was scheduled for May 21.

She is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.

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