The Stat Line of the Night – 11/05/09 – Carlos Boozer
Women’s Soccer Bully Elizabeth Lambert Suspended Indefinitely
Elizabeth Lambert, the violent, dirty, women’s soccer player that everyone has been hearing about since Sportscenter ran the story, has now come out with an apology.
As these things go, this story is developing like clockwork. Bad incident, press coverage, school takes disciplinary action (mostly to save face), then player apologizes. Lambert viciously tackled, punched, elbowed kicked and pulled hair in a recent game and the entire thing was caught on camera. The school has now announced that they will be suspending her indefinitely and she has issued a public statement apologizing for her actions:
“I am deeply and wholeheartedly regretful for my actions,” said Lambert. “My actions were uncalled for. I let my emotions get the best of me in a heated situation. I take full responsibility for my actions and accept any punishment felt necessary from the coaching staff and UNM administration. This is in no way indicative of my character or the soccer player that I am. I am sorry to my coaches and teammates for any and all damages I have brought upon them. I am especially sorry to BYU and the BYU women’s soccer players that were personally affected by my actions. I have the utmost respect for the BYU women’s soccer program and its players.”
As always, the apology is clearly contrived and most likely prepared by a lawyer. My guess is she is exactly the kind of thug we saw her as in that clip, regardless of this emotionless public statement. Will this create an outcry about violence in girls’ sports? I haven’t heard much about it, but with the sensationalist media controlling the story, you never know.
Regardless of the apology, I’m still confident I wouldn’t want to see her in a dark alley. Even if she made this camel toe list. Yikes.
Hat Tip – [Go Lobos]