Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion, said that she was “ashamed” and embarrassed about her recent DUI arrest, USA Today reports.
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Wambach made the admission at the OWN IT Summit at Georgetown University, stressing that everyone makes mistakes but no one is above taking responsibility for their actions.
Abby Wambach was the summit’s keynote and was interviewed by Norah O’Donnell, an OWN IT advisory board member and anchor on CBS This Morning.
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“Everything you do has an impact, has a ripple effect both good and bad,” she said. “Just make sure the good column is a lot longer than the bad.”
TIME Magazine reports that Abby Wambach had previously said that the “truth” of her arrest would come out.
The day after her arrest, Wambach made an apologetic post on her Facebook page where she took full responsibility for her actions.
“Last night I was arrested for DUII in Portland after dinner at a friend’s house.”
“Those that know me, know that I have always demanded excellence from myself. I have let myself and others down.”
“I take full responsibility for my actions. This is all on me. I promise that I will do whatever it takes to ensure that my horrible mistake is never repeated.”
“I am so sorry to my family, friends, fans and those that look to follow a better example.”
Abby Wambach is set to appear in court on April 26.
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