Hope Solo Issues Statement on Drug Warning
Richland native Hope Solo, the goaltender of the U.S. women's national soccer team, posted a statement on facebook and twitter today in response to yesterday's news that she tested positive for a banned substance in a recent test and received a warning from the U.S. Anti Doping Agency (USADA). Here is the statement:
"For those asking, I didn't "fail a drug test," but rather had a diuretic in my system I shouldn't have had from a medication prescribed to me. Lesson learned: Triple check all my prescription meds. An honest mistake. Thanks to all the fans for their support. Next stop #London2012!"
The U.S. women's soccer team left for England today to complete preparations for the Olympics, which start later this month.