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Abby Wambach pleads not guilty to DUII charge
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Abby Wambach pleads not guilty to DUII charge
Tuesday April 5th, 2016

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Retired U.S. women’s national team star Abby Wambach pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a DUII charge she received early Sunday morning, she announced on Twitter.

Wambach, 35, was arrested in Portland on misdemeanor DUII charges after she was pulled over for failing to stop at a red light. She was booked at the Multnomah County Jail at 2:02 a.m. for driving under the influence of intoxicants. She was released after processing.

The former player later posted a message on her Facebook page taking responsibility for the incident and apologizing to family, friends and fans. 

On Monday, Mini pulled its ads and content featuring Wambach and said it would be re-evaluating its relationship with her after the arrest

According to court documents released on Tuesday, Wambach tried cocaine and marijuana in the past, reports The Oregonian

Bedoya, Altidore use Wambach's DUII arrest to take digs at her, Solo

Wambach retired from soccer after a successful 15-year career, during which she became the all-time leading goal scorer for American women and men in international play. She played in four World Cups and also won gold medals at the 2004 and 2012 games. 

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