There was the following passage in New York Time’s article dealing with the issue of alleged domestic violence cases of U.S. Soccer team goalie, Hope Solo, and its outcomes under the title, “Hope Solo is a hero on the field. Repeat, on the field.”
“By now, though, it’s not a stretch to think that U.S. Soccer, and maybe even her teammates, can’t handle Hope Solo the person anymore and have resorted to focusing on her as merely a goalkeeper.”
Is “handle somebody the person” a common set phrase? Can I say "I cannot handle my son the person any more"? Don’t we need a preposition such as “in," or "by," or "as a” before “person”?
What does “the person” function grammatically in this configuration?