Should Hope Solo Still Be Playing? Twitter Weighs In

Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Adrian Peterson was benched by the Minnesota Vikings. So why is Hope Solo still playing for the women’s soccer team?

Hope Solo was arrested earlier this year after she allegedly attacked her sister and her 17-year-old nephew after the young man said that she was “two fat to be an athlete.” Solo plead not guilty to two domestic violence charges and her court case is currently set for this November.

In the meantime, Solo will continue to play for the Women’s Soccer Team.

In light of the domestic abuse issues plaguing the NFL, many people are wondering why the Seattle Reign have kept Solo on the roster, why US Soccer has not disciplined Solo, and why Nike continues to sponsor her.

There are plenty of reasons  excuses to let Hope Solo continue to play. It was only a woman hitting a man. She was drunk at the time and she already apologized. Women’s soccer isn’t big enough to truly stir up national outrage. Or, as Neil Buethe, U.S. Soccer director of communications, put it, Hope Solo is in the middle of an incredible record setting shutout streak.

Beuthe said: “We are aware that Hope is handling a personal situation at the moment … At the same time, she has an opportunity to set a significant record that speaks to her hard work and dedication over the years with the National Team.”

Really? Hope Solo is too good to be punished for domestic abuse?

What do you think? Is this a double standard? Should Hope Solo be benched?

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