Former United States goalkeeper Hope Solo said she was “slowly coming back” after receiving treatment in an inpatient alcohol treatment program following her arrest in April.
Solo was arrested in a Walmart parking lot in North Carolina and charged with impaired driving, resisting arrest and child abuse. Her two children were in the car at the time of the arrest. “I’m proud of my motherhood and what my husband and I have done day in and day out for over two years throughout the pandemic with two-year-old twins,” she wrote in a post about social networks.
“While I’m proud of us, it was incredibly difficult and I made a huge mistake. Easily the worst mistake of my life. I understand how much of a destructive part alcohol has become in my life.” he advantage of making such a big mistake is that the hard lessons are learned quickly, and sometimes very painfully.”
Solo then thanked his family, friends, fans, legal team and treatment center staff. “I continue to be a student of the greatest school called life and I will continue to learn and grow through these experiences,” she said.
“I will continue to gain empathy, knowledge and stories to share. I consider this a gift to pass on to others, because pain shared is pain lessened.” Solo, widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers to ever play football, helped the United States win two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup during her career.
She was due to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the end of April, but asked for the ceremony to be postponed.
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