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Getting into the latest chapter from U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo

Nov 13, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

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At this point, it’s hard to say whether Hope Solo is the kind of person who is not happy unless she’s in the spotlight, the kind who craves and cultivates drama or …

If she’s something more sympathetic, the kind of person who simply cannot stop herself from making poor choices, the kind who has that innate propensity to stumble over life’s trip wires.

Either way, news broke today that will add more to Solo’s long dossier of personal tangles. This one seems to have taken root from getting involved with a person who, as some wiser, older mentor might say, “is nothing but trouble.” The incident has told us something about Solo’s current personal life, but left the more important questions of some very serious legal matters unanswered.

What we know is …

  • That former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, who has a lengthy history of legal issues, was arrested Tuesday in an incident involving Solo. Stevens appeared in a Seattle court on Tuesday afternoon and was quickly released for lack of evidence connecting Stevens to an assault.
  • We know now that Solo, 31, is apparently engaged to be married to Stevens.
  • We know that Stevens looks like one really bad fellow. Truly, the number of awful incidents, arrests and “second chances” is stunning and probably does not speak well of how we treat star athletes.
  • We know the truth is always somewhat elusive, with frequently varying versions, whenever the U.S. goalkeeper is involved.
  • We know that new U.S. women’s manager Tom Sermanni has a little more to deal with today than he did yesterday. “Welcome to your new office, Tom. Now, I’m afraid we have a little something to talk about …”

Past that, regarding today’s events in Seattle, we need facts and investigation of the latest incident before rushing to any conclusions about the latest swirl of drama, more drama around a figure who seems habitually attracted to it.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Perhaps in a story about domestic violence, it is best to refrain from using the phrase “I’d hit it.”

  2. oregonstatesports - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Well played sir

  3. footballer4ever - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    SMH, Such a hopeless and troubled child who is blessed with beauty and sporting spotlight involved with a thug as a boyfriend, that is just a recipe for disaster.

    On the next chapter of “How the Solo world turns”……

  4. Richard Farley - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Agreed, dr monkey. For those wondering, I blew away the comment to which he’s referring.

  5. east96st - Nov 14, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Any woman that would marry Jeremy Stevens given his past, either has a deep seated self loathing or is looking for reality show contract out of the deal. Given Solo’s past, you have to believe it’s a combination of both. One has to wonder if Solo would even still be in goal if the US team didn’t have so much offensive firepower that they can routinely come back from the early goals they so often give up. Whose head(s) would have been on the chopping block if those games had been lost?

  6. capsfan19 - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    Her uncle han would be very disappointed.
    I sure hope this dude has a romantic side! At least sheesh!

  7. digbysellers - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    This woman is a disaster. Why should we be bothered with her anymore?!

  8. footballer4ever - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    capsfan19 said :
    “I sure hope this dude has a romantic side! At least sheesh!”

    I am sure some “side” is keeping her linked and i will bet it’s not romanticism.

  9. footballer4ever - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    “As the Solo world turns”……Solo married the thug…in the next chapter, she’ll divorce him and get half of his assets after she files domestic violence on him. Considering there is a reported case , that should be easy and credible to process.

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