U.S. Soccer Star Abby Wambach Allegedly Admits to Cocaine, Marijuana Use

Abby Wambach

After being arrested on a DUI charge in Oregon, U.S. Women’s soccer star Abby Wambach allegedly admitted to using cocaine and marijuana while a member of the U.S. team, court documents claim.

Wambach was arrested for driving under the influence in Portland over the first weekend of April. The soccer star immediately took responsibility for her misstep and apologized to fans. But now her very bad weekend seems to have gotten worse.

The now retired player has allegedly admitted to using a larger list of intoxicants and even said she used them while a member of the USWNT.

As reported by NBC Sports, court documents show Wambach had allegedly admitted to using marijuana when she was 24-years-old and last did so when she was 25. Further,  she allegedly admitted to “trying cocaine” at 25. Wambach joined the national team in her early twenties.

The Associated Press reported that the admission came as a result of routine questioning about past drug use. While reportedly conceding a brief period in her twenties when she tried coke and pot, she noted no use of methamphetamine or heroin. She described alcohol use as a weekly occurrence, according to numerous reports.

After her arrest Wambach took the barbs from fellow players for her predicament, with one slamming her over her past “xenophobic comments.” The barb referenced Wambach’s comments that there are too many foreign players in U.S. soccer.

Wambach retired late last year and still holds the record as the all-time top scoring player in both men’s and women’s international soccer.

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