Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president who quit yesterday, said he’d “die first” rather than meet with former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who’s investigating allegations of bribery within the soccer body.
FIFA suspended former vice-president Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam, the head of Asian soccer, because it had “compelling” evidence against them in a bribery investigation, a report into the case said.
FIFA Vice Chairman Jack Warner ended his near 30-year association with soccer’s governing body today, resigning from all his posts in the sport before the conclusion of an inquiry into bribery allegations against him.
Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner rejected corruption charges stemming from his term as president of CONCACAF, the soccer federation overseeing the Caribbean and North and Central America, and said he’ll probably seek a return to Trinidad & Tobago’s parliament.
The lone American on FIFA’s ethics panel won’t take part in a hearing into accusations that a candidate for president of soccer’s governing body offered about $2 million in cash to Caribbean sporting officials.