Quote of the day: Abby Wambach

“That night getting arrested was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Because if I don’t get so publicly shamed and publicly humiliated, I don’t think I wake up. I think I was asleep for a lot of years. Asleep to the pleas from my family and friends, and even myself, to get help. So that night I was humiliated enough to wake up.”

– Abby Wambach, on her April DUI arrest. On Monday (Sept. 12), in an interview with The Associated Press, she acknowledged that she had a drinking and prescription-drug problem.


Abby Wambach and her lawyer Ben Eder in court in Multnomah County (Ore.) on April 12, 2016. Wambach, who lives in Portland,  pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian)


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