Elizabeth Lambert of the New Mexico Lobos women's soccer team has gained plenty of attention due to a hair-pulling takedown of a BYU player during a recent game.
New Mexico suspended her indefinitely and also released the following statement from Lambert:
I am deeply and wholeheartedly regretful for my actions. 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.
The incident received national attention this morning on The Today Show. WATCH HERE:
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