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Abby Wambach Apologizes for DUI in a Facebook Post

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Retired soccer star Abby Wambach has published a note on her Facebook page apologizing for letting herself and others down, after being arrested for DUI Saturday night.

Wambach, 35, was arrested after running a red light in Portland, Ore. She was charged with a misdemeanor for driving under the influence, reports The Washington Post.

Hours after the arrest became public, the U.S. women's national soccer team star posted her Facebook note. "I take full responsibility for my actions. This is all on me. I promise that I will do whatever it takes to ensure that my horrible mistake is never repeated," she wrote Sunday morning. 

The arresting officers described Wambach as "polite and cooperative throughout the investigation," reports Portland TV station KATU.

On Facebook, Wambach wrote that she was "so sorry to my family, friends, fans and those that look to follow a better example." 

Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in international soccer. With the women's U.S. team, she played in four World Cups  and won two Olympic gold medals.

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