On Monday, Hope Solo will face a judge and address the domestic assault charge filed against her. It won't be her first time in that courtroom, and it isn't her first legal entanglement. How will this case turn out?
If convicted, Hope Solo is probably out as the U.S. goalie. And rightly so. But why are female athletes judged so much more harshly than their male counterparts?
U.S. gold medal-winning goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested early Saturday morning on investigation of two counts of domestic violence assault, police told the Seattle Times.
As the Hope Solo and Chamique Holdsclaw controversies show, female athletes can be just as flawed as men -- and the price they pay can be steeper.
Hope Solo's first appearance with the U.S. national team since she married Jerramy Stevens a day after his arrest provided plenty of reaction, from fans and the goalkeeper herself.