Monday, April 11, 2016

OWN(ing) IT

'I've been embarrassed and ashamed': Former soccer star Abby Wambach speaks out after her DUI arrest

Retired World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach addressed her arrest for driving under the influence on Saturday.

Wambach, 35, made the remarks to CBS's Norah O'Donnell while at Georgetown University's 2016 OWN IT Summit.

The former soccer player said: 'This last week obviously has been pretty tough for me.

'I've been embarrassed and ashamed. And you know, the thing about it, is life is tricky and it's not easy.' ...

See the whole story here, courtesy of Daily Mail.

Kicking Back Comments:

You can also see the full video of the interview here at Abby gets on stage about 1:37. It is worth the time to watch.

For my nickel, Abby is acting like the leader she is with her no nonsense, no excuses approach to her recent DUI arrest. Kudos to her for owning it and moving on. She is certainly on the path to turn this into a "teachable moment" for so many.


  1. Mea Culpa: I was never an Abby fan.
    After watching the interview, I have gained a lot of respect for her.
    DUI issue aside, she seems to speak from the heart. She came across as very genuine. It would be interesting to see how she interacts with people (fans) on a one-on-one basis.

    1. Thanks Anon.

      I have been and am currently an Abby fan. She is a great ambassador. DUI is serious stuff and glad she is handling it the way she is.

      Ultimately I think it will be good all the way around.

      Thanks for reading,