Hope Solo Explains Positive Test for Banned Substance: “I Made an Honest Mistake”
Who knew PMS pills were so controversial?
Hope Solo was under intense scrutiny while competing with Maksim Chmerkovskiyon Dancing With the Stars Season 13, but that's nothing compared to the Olympics. According to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (via People), the U.S. soccer goalie tested positive for the diuretic Canrenone, which is a banned substance, and she's accepted a public warning.
"I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic," Hope said in a statement. "Once informed of this fact, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared with them everything they needed to properly conclude that I made an honest mistake, and that the medication did not enhance my performance in any way."
The USADA is cool with Hope's explanation and she'll still be able to compete in the Olympic Games in London later this month. Cramps and all.