Recent evidence from police records have been released about U.S. Women’s Soccer goalie Hope Solo, which makes it appear she not only beat up the 6’8 270 pound son of her half-sister, but was also belligerent to the police while being arrested. Amid this report, which was released on Sunday’s “Outside the Lines” on ESPN, Solo is slated to start at goalie tonight for the U.S. team in their FIFA World Cup opener against Australia.
Panelist Bill Plaschke of Los Angeles Times responded to the new evidence on ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” asking why Solo is still representing the U.S., while former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was doomed by video evidence of his domestic violence, is currently a free agent. However, Plaschke ignores the fact that Rice is clear now to play and sign with any team but just has not come to terms with a team.
“In the wake of all this domestic violence evidence that was never officially heard by the court, this makes me wonder why is Hope Solo representing the United States in anything? Why is she still on the team? Why has U.S. Soccer never investigated the alleged domestic violence incident of last year? Why is she still on the team? Yeah, she was suspended for 30 days this winter but that was for some incident for drinking or something. The domestic violence has not been addressed. All I know is Ray Rice isn’t playing football right now. How is Hope Solo playing soccer for the Women’s U.S. national team?”
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