Details of the incident that led to Hope Solo's suspension continue to emerge, with a source close to the situation confirming to Goal USA that her husband was driving a U.S. Soccer van at the time of his DUI arrest early Monday morning.
Solo was a passenger in the vehicle driven by her husband, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, when police stopped the van in front of a Manhattan Beach hotel, according to a TMZ report.
The U.S. national team goalkeeper was belligerent toward the officers while Stevens was being arrested on a DUI charge, according to TMZ. Because a U.S. Soccer van was involved, the federation potentially could have been liable had there been an accident.
A U.S. Soccer representative told Goal USA it is common for players and staff members to use the federation vans during their time off, with no formal sign-in procedure in place. But Stevens was not allowed to be driving the vehicle because he is not associated with the federation.
U.S. Soccer sent Solo away from the national team's camp in Southern California on Monday night, suspending the 33-year-old for 30 days. She will be eligible for reinstatement pending approval by coach Jill Ellis and the federation.
The incident comes one week after domestic violence charges against Solo in Washington state were dropped following an altercation involving her nephew and half-sister.