Another bullet point can be added to Abby Wambach’s resume after TMZ revealed that the U.S. Women Soccer legend flipped her SUV in a 2014 wreck in Multnomah County, Oregon.
ESPN just hired Wambach to serve as a color commentator for the July Olympics in Rio and additional assignments for other sporting event ventures in the future. TMZ’s report comes on the heels of the 35-year-old’s April DUI incident, when she was pulled over by Portland police for allegedly running a red light and failed both a field sobriety test and breathalyzer.
ESPN seems unfazed by Ms. Wambach’s actions, yet were so appalled by their MLB sportscaster Curt Schilling for voicing his advocacy for religious liberty and bathroom privacy laws on his private twitter account, that they fired him.
Breitbart reported last week that Wambach is a Hillary Clinton supporter and an acivist against homophobia and transphobia in sports.
In April Schilling said about ESPN at a Breitbart News Town Hall meeting aired on Sirius XM Patriot Radio, “The memo that was sent out more than once was about they wanted on air-talent to focus on sports. To me that means focus on sports unless you want to talk about something that is part of the liberal agenda.”
According to Fox Sports, Wambach’s Range Rover crashed on the front lawn of a private residence sometime after 12 a.m. on June 28, 2014. A passerby alerted Portland police when she found the upside-down vehicle without anyone inside of it. Officers matched the license plate to the soccer icon.
TMZ reported that Wambach left the scene of the accident to walk to her home to make a call for a tow truck, claiming she had lost her cell phone. Police said they did not administer a DUI test because Wambach did not appear impaired and she was not charged with any crimes.
The Rochester, New York, native, well known for her “diving header” goals, retired in December as international soccer’s all-time leading scorer.