Abby Wambach, one of the most decorated soccer players, and one of the most entertaining characters on a night out.
The American legend has 184 international goals, and one World Cup on her CV, along with a DUI and a damaged snout for good measure.
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The U.S star has be quoted as saying on the night she got arrested, for driving over the limit…
“[It was] was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Because if I didn’t get so publicly shamed and publicly humiliated, I don’t think I’d wake up.”
“Not only was I hiding this secret from the world for so long, so were the people that I loved – they loved me so fiercely they wanted to protect me as much as possible, almost from myself.”
Seems like a tough – but honest – approach from the footballing diamond. Wambach has continued to suggest how ex-wife, Sarah Huffman, played a pivotal role in helping the former U.S captain come to terms with the problems she faced.
The pair were famously pictured embracing after Abby led America to the World Cup win in 2015, and we hope that the U.S. star continues her recovery after the pair’s recent split.
The retired footballer released her book, Forward, this September, and prior to its release, the striker has revealed how she started using marijuana and cocaine from the age of 24, and heavy consumption of vodka…we hope for the health service’s sake, that these weren’t the ingredients making her such a great player ?.
Still, the ex-pro’s honesty is refreshing, and we wish her well on her new book and recovery.
Here’s some other players who have been, errrr, ‘honest’, in their drug use whilst playing the beautiful game…
Once dubbed London’s most demanded dealer, when playing at Stamford Bridge. The Romanian star charged up many a nights in the lovely area of Fulham Broadway, but was finally caught by then manager, Jose Mourinho, and received a seven-month ban.
“I would not have not grassed him up, but he was totally muggin’ me off. 100 quid for 1G?! You’re having a laugh… bloody tosser!”
The promising Scottish striker, who played at Birmingham, was once tipped to be Scotland’s saving grace. However, sadly Garry was struggling with a cocaine addiction whilst playing in the Premier League.
Probably the most high-profile football player to fail a drugs test. Diego ‘Narcos extra’ Maradona, was given a 15-month ban for testing positive for cocaine, which came as no surprise after *that* celebration.