McCall Zerboni pinched for DWI/DUI

Discussion in 'Western New York Flash' started by BlitzSpiele, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. BlitzSpiele

    BlitzSpiele Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    And it doesn't help that Abby is in town this week, too. She supposed to be visiting her alma mater today (Our Lady of Mercy) for an assembly so her presence the other night is a possibility.
     
  2. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was almost, kinda, sorta with you until that part. Then I couldn't read anymore due to laughter.

    Nope. Speculation fail. Abby was in NC yesterday and the day before.

    But thanks for trying to make it yet another person other than Zerboni's responsibility to make sure she didn't break the law. The "they should have kept her from..." posts are getting more ridiculous. A grown @ss woman shouldn't need a "team" to make sure she doesn't break the law. Does she need an escort to the mall to make sure she doesn't shoplift?

    I have to say, I'm surprised to find myself appearing to "go at" Zerboni hard. I'm not particularly anti-Zerboni nor "toss away the key" on DUI offenders. But to read some of this passing the buck stuff is too much. I'm sure Zerboni will step up, accept the consequences of her actions, (one hopes) never do it again, and even use her experience as a PSA talking point warning for others.
     
  3. mng146

    mng146 Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    That's precisely what I was suggesting. She is certainly responsible for her own actions, and I didn't state previously that she isn't, but the Flash do have some responsibility here also.

    This didn't occur from her going out and getting drunk on her own time. She was there for an advertised public appearance which the team could have and should have controlled. When you send one of your players to a bar in another city as an official representative of the team (especially a female), appropriate measures shoud be taken to MAKE SURE nothing bad happens. Sending someone with her as a designated driver should have been a no-brainer, or as was suggested, a no drinking policy at arranged appearances should have been in place.

    Joe Sahlen can afford the cost of a driver, trust me. If cost was that big of a factor, then don't send her there in the first place.

    You can bet the Flash will be changing their player conduct policies as a result of this incident (and should).
     
  4. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Already repped. Tell'em, Princess!

    SMH at all of the excuses.
     
  5. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Princess? Who do you think I am, Carli Lloyd? ;):p
     
  6. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Many years ago, maybe 2001, I attended a meet and greet event at a local restaurant near Pittsburgh, for our local then-A-League team, the Riverhounds. As a customer, I will say that I'd be immensely uncomfortable if any of the Riverhounds themselves drank to the point of inebriation. From that standpoint, I agree that the team could and should step in and do something to make sure none of their employees become intoxicated. It just looks bad and makes certain of us customers uncomfortable.

    That said, Zerboni is an adult, and has the privelege of playing professional women's soccer. That usually entails a certain amount of trust. That trust ultimately extends into these situations. She abused that trust.

    Does that make her evil? No. Does that make her career thus far null and void? No. Will it probably impact her career henceforth? Possibly to some degree.

    It was her decision to drink. It led to consequences. Some she was obviously aware of. Others maybe not as much.

    She deserves a chance to make amends, though, and move on a smarter person. And WNY and WPS will learn through this as wellm whatever it is they need to take from this.

    Time ought to heal this wound for us all.
     
  7. CANAmerican

    CANAmerican Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    Toronto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While I agree that it is McCall's own responsibility to obey the law, I can't help but feel for her a little bit. Her team mates/friends all left WNY and her family is across the country. She obviously had a few too many and had to get an hour and half from Rochester back to Buffalo. Public transit is literally not existent between those areas and that would be a hefty taxi cab bill. She probably thought she could get something to eat, sober up and drive home. There may not have been anyone she knew to call/ask in Rochester.

    A lot of my friends of similar age tend to have the same (lack of) logic. She should have had a plan for getting home ahead of time. It was stupid of her. But I guess I can't really judge the situation until I have all the facts/what ifs answered and who knows maybe she is just a reckless person...all I know for certain is she is going to learn and grow from it.
     
  8. CoachJon

    CoachJon Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why do I care about the role the Flash organization, the Back Nine, the Outlaws, any other establishment or bar patrons, and any of McCall’s acquaintances may have had in the DWI?

    Because for whatever reason, I care about her, because her DWI did not happen in a vacuum, because I have sons her age who may find themselves in a similar situation, because my company sends young people alone on out-of-town assignments all the time, and because in my value system human beings should look out for each other’s welfare.

    Of course I don’t know the facts, but it appears that no one was looking out for McCall Zerboni’s welfare that night, which is just sad.
     
  9. BlitzSpiele

    BlitzSpiele Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    She could have slept it off in her car in the Back Nine parking lot. Good neighborhood and good weather. That's what I would have elected to do in my carousing days.
     
  10. mng146

    mng146 Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Couldn't have said it better myself
     
  11. soctalk

    soctalk New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Much talk here about whether the team should have sent Zerboni with a representative, and its all being looked at from one perspective. Let's look at it from another...
    If this was an advertised team event, then sending her without a representative was putting her in danger. She is a known local celebrity, as proven by the poster who said her mug shot was on four channels, and sending her out alone to a location that was advertised was exposing her to any stalker or crazy that may have a 'crush' or worse on her. I have spoken to men of the MLS who told me that they don't make appearances without a team rep, and they don't make appearances in their own vehicle, all to prevent people from finding out too much about them, and preventing people from invading their personal space and lives. If money is an issue, I feel certain that reliable, safe volunteers can be found to accompany players to events, which would have kept Zerboni safe in more ways than one....and this thread would be a non-factor.
    As for standing in judgement of her, I cannot do it. Not getting caught doesn't equal innocence, and even though we would never do it now, there are very, very few people who can swear that they never drove with their blood alcohol above the legal limit. Hopefully, all the teams of the WPS will learn a lesson from this, and maybe a far greater tragedy will be prevented as a result of it.
     
  12. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150369212301505&id=274420076504
    From McCall
     
  13. e20mo

    e20mo New Member

    Apr 6, 2003
    Really b/c UCLA bio has her as a 4 yr letter winner @ san clemente....
     
  14. BlitzSpiele

    BlitzSpiele Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    This incident may have occurred after she won her letter.

    Or...

    In NYS students are eligible play varsity sports as 7th graders. Not many do, but it's possible to earn six letters in a single varsity sport. For example, one of my daughter's classmates was a six-time Section V Girls Tennis Champion.
     
  15. socfandan

    socfandan Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    Eastern Mass
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No chance, you are usually on target and put in an honest effort. No correlation to Lloyd in any way.
     
  16. Crazy Old Lady

    Crazy Old Lady New Member

    May 22, 2003
    just outside Atlanta
    Club:
    Atlanta Beat
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Thanks.I needed that Laugh.
     
  17. SoccerTown USA

    Mar 20, 1999
    Anyone have an update on the outcome of Zerboni's arrest?
     

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