Gregg Berhalter reveals he kicked his wife in heated argument: ‘There is no excuse’

United States Men’s National Soccer Team manager Gregg Berhalter didn’t have a great time during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. As it turns out, somebody attempted to blackmail him by revealing dirt about his past. Berhalter himself revealed that an unknown individual threatened to reveal information that would end his career. Berhalter decided to take matters into his own hands. He released the story of what happened when he was dating his wife after only four months in the relationship. U.S. Soccer confirmed they are conducting an investigation into the matter. This comes as the second case of domestic violence in the last 48 hours that has been reported. First, it was UFC president Dana White. Now, we have Berhalter confessing to this.

Berhalter: ‘There is no excuse’

This is what Berhalter wrote: “During the World Cup, an individual contacted U.S Soccer saying they had information about me that would “take me down” – an apparent effort to leverage something very personal from long ago to bring about the end of my relationship with U.S Soccer. This is a difficult step to take, but my wife, Rosalind, and I want to clearly and directly share the truth. This is a story that belongs to us, but hopefully there are lessons that can be valuable to others.

“In the fall of 1991, I met my soulmate. I had just turned 18 and was a freshman in college when I met Rosalind for the first time. There was a familiar feeling when we spoke. Rosalind was and is an amazing person – determined, empathetic, fun to be around – and we connected immediately. It felt like we had known each other for years. We had been dating for four months when an incident happened between us that would shape the future of our relationship. One night, while out drinking at a local bar, Rosalind and I had a heated argument that continued outside. It became physical and I kicked her in the legs.

“There are zero excuses for my actions that night; it was a shameful moment and one that I regret to this day. At the time, I immediately apologised to Rosalind, but understandably, she wanted nothing to do with me. I told my parents, family and friends what happened because I wanted to take full responsibility for my behaviour. Rosalind also informed her parents, family and friends. While the authorities were never involved in this matter, I voluntarily sought out counselling to help learn, grow and improve – one of the most valuable decisions that I ever made. To this day, that type of behaviour has never been repeated.

“I feared that I lost my soulmate and then out of the blue, seven months later I received a call from Rosalind asking if we could speak in person. We met and discussed how we had grown and decided to rebuild our relationship. Rosalind shared that her family supported this decision and by working through what happened, we both realised that our live, trust and respect for each other was stronger than the incident that occurred months earlier. Since then, Rosalind and I have lived together in five different countries, three different states, and have met and remained friends with many wonderful people from all around the world. All of these people have witnessed the strong relationship we have and the loving family we have built together.”