Soccer Star's Attempt at Epcot Drinking Game Ends Badly

Police say Alex Morgan was 'screaming' and 'highly impaired' at Disney World
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2017 2:24 PM CDT
Soccer Player Alex Morgan Kicked Out of Disney World
In this June 23, 2016 photo, Alex Morgan takes a selfie for a fan.   (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

If Alex Morgan's goal* was to get kicked out of Disney World, then consider Sunday night a raging success. The Guardian reports the famous soccer player and member of the US women's national team was escorted from the park by Orange County sheriff's deputies following an argument at a bar in the United Kingdom section of Epcot Center. Based on an Instagram post from earlier Sunday, it appears Morgan and her crew were attempting a drinking game in which they had to imbibe in every part of Epcot. Police say around 8:30pm, Giles Barnes—a professional soccer player for Orlando City SC who was with Morgan—cut in line at a bar. Witnesses tell TMZ an argument between Morgan's group and another group ensued.

Sheriff's deputies were escorting Barnes out of the park when they were called back to the bar to deal with Morgan—who was described by police as "screaming" and apparently "highly impaired"—and her "verbally aggressive" group. Morgan, another Orlando City player named Donny Toia, and Toia's wife were detained in a conference room, where police say they were "belligerent, with screaming and yelling," the Orlando Sentinel reports. The three were cited and removed from Disney World. No charges were filed in connection with the incident, and Morgan apologized Wednesday on Twitter. "I will learn from this make sure it does not happen again," the soccer star tweeted, adding, "#liveandlearn."

*Soccer pun. (More Alex Morgan stories.)

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