Valcke's Ban Could Be 9 Years

Posted: Jan 5 2016, 10:14am CST | by , in News | Latest Sports News

 
Valcke's Ban Could Be 9 Years
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Don't Miss: This How to find Fingerlings in Stock

Things aren't looking so good for FIFA's top administrator secretary general Jerome Valcke, so it would seem. According to the ethics panel of soccer's governing body earlier today, the man could be banned from soccer for nine years and be fined up to $100,000 Swiss francs ($99,100).

Valcke was suspended from FIFA after an investigation into chief Joseph "Sepp" Blatter and European soccer head Michael Platini. Last month, both Platini and Blatter were given eight year bans.

However, the punishment for Valcke is worse. Initially, he was only suspended for three months, but that was extended for another 45 days so the board could meet, according to the New York Times.

Valcke was the second highest ranking commander after Blatter. He was responsible for the organization’s administration and oversaw the main source of revenue: the $5 billion World Cup, sport’s most-watched event.

However, after media reports in both South America and Europe implicated that Valcke was part of a scheme to sell World Cup tickets at high prices, he was suspended. At the time, Valcke denied the allegations.

In a report Tuesday, the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee concluded that Valcke had violated FIFA’s general rules of conduct.

“Until a formal decision is taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Mr. Valcke is presumed innocent,” the investigatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee said in a statement.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/46" rel="author">Noel Diem</a>
Noel passion is to write about geek culture.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus