Lesbian soccer legend Abby Wambach told ESPN that she intends to fully sever ties with a concussion drug company that is backed by former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and is at the center of a Mississippi welfare-fraud case, the sports outlet reported.
Wambacha World Cup winner and two-time gold medalist who is in the National Soccer Hall of Famewas a member of the sports advisory board for Odyssey Health, a drug company that has said it is developing a nasal spray designed to treat concussions. Odyssey Health's top investor is Favre.
According to a lawsuit filed by the state of Mississippi, $2.1 million that was supposed to go to welfare recipients was instead directed to Odyssey.
"Minutes after learning this new information, I initiated the process to immediately and fully divest myself from any involvementfinancial and otherwisewith Prevacus/Odyssey Health Inc., a process that I insisted be complete by end of day today," Wambach said.
The full article is at https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34695437/abby-wambach-plans-exit-drug-company-linked-brett-favre-welfare-fraud-case.
On Sept. 30 in the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup semifinals in Sydney, Australia, the U.S. team routed Canada 83-43 to reach the gold-medal game, per ESPN.
The United States squad looks to earn its fourth consecutive World Cup championship. On Oct. 1 the team will play China, which beat Australia in the other semifinal 61-59.
The United States has now won 29 consecutive World Cup games, dating back to the bronze-medal match in 2006. Team USA has dropped just one game in a major international competition (World Cup and Olympics) since 1994.