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Female athletes pay steep price for controversies

Updated: November 29, 2012, 1:31 AM ET
By Jane McManus

If Hope Solo had a squeaky-clean image, it probably wouldn't have endured the events of two weeks ago. She married former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens on Nov. 13, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree domestic violence at a party.

When the newlyweds posted a photo on Solo's Twitter feed, criticism was quick to follow.

And with other female athletes involved in recent controversial incidents (such as Chamique Holdsclaw's arrest and a Boston College ...

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