Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the Seattle Reign FC and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist, was arrested earlier today for alleged domestic violence against her sister and her nephew.
What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of the recent video interview above (17 April 2014) and sheds some light on probable underlying causes behind her alleged violence.
Many times throughout this video, Hope twists her wedding ring. This is a strong indicator of anxiety - and more specifically within the context of her marriage.
Hope Solo is married to former professional football (American Style) player Jerramy Stevens.
And although Solo's been interviewed many times on national television under more what otherwise would otherwise be more stressful conditions, the dramatic frequency of this recent body language display indicates greater anxiety "beneath the surface" and foreshadows a break-up in her marriage.
There are a multitude of other nonverbals displayed in this video. Which others did you spot?
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