NASL suspends RailHawks’ Davidson, will run team

Carolina RailhawksWith Carolina RailHawks Chairman Aaron Davidson indicted as part of the investigation regarding FIFA bribery and corruption, NASL has suspended Davidson, dropped all business with his Traffic Sports and will run the team on an interim basis.

Here’s the entire statement from the league:

In light of the ongoing investigation announced by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday, the North American Soccer League’s Board of Governors has suspended Chairperson Aaron Davidson, along with all business activities between the league and Traffic Sports, effective immediately. Commissioner Bill Peterson will serve as acting Chairperson.

The Carolina RailHawks, the sole NASL club owned by Traffic Sports, will continue to operate in the ordinary course of business. The club’s management team will continue to manage the day-to-day operations.

The move comes as 14 top-level FIFA officials and sports-marketing executives were charged with corruption, as the overseers of World Cup soccer are accused of accepting bribes to rig tournament bids, marketing, media rights and more.

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