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Jury Finds Two Ex-Soccer Leaders Guilty Of Conspiracy In FIFA Trial Jury Finds Two Ex-Soccer Leaders Guilty Of Conspiracy In FIFA Trial

After six days of deliberations, jurors in the FIFA corruption trial returned today with a partial verdict. According to multiple reports, José Maria Marin and Juan Ángel Napout were found guilty of racketeering conspiracy in federal court in Brooklyn. Marin also was found guilty of money laundering conspiracy and…

FIFA Medical Officer Fired While Investigating Russian Doping, Which Is Totally Just A Coincidence FIFA Medical Officer Fired While Investigating Russian Doping, Which Is Totally Just A Coincidence

Jiri Dvorak was once FIFA’s chief medical officer. For 22 years he worked for soccer’s governing body, and in that time he led programs that researched injuries, sought ways to prevent them, and investigated the use of performance enhancing drugs by players. Dvorak was fired without warning or explanation earlier this…

Louisville Countersues Rick Pitino, Seeks Money Lost From NCAA Violations Louisville Countersues Rick Pitino, Seeks Money Lost From NCAA Violations

The clusterfuck of Rick Pitino getting fired by Louisville amid an FBI corruption investigation is only getting more complicated. While Pitino has active suits open against his former school for wrongful termination and Adidas for intentional infliction of emotional distress, Louisville has now countersued Pitino for…

Federal Indictment Suggests Rick Pitino Knew Of And Participated In Bribery Of A Recruit Federal Indictment Suggests Rick Pitino Knew Of And Participated In Bribery Of A Recruit

A federal indictment released yesterday against Adidas executives Jim Gatto and Merl Code and agent Christian Dawkins includes a key, previously undisclosed detail that may implicate fired Louisville coach Rick Pitino in the investigation into the bribery of NCAA basketball recruits.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Chuck Person And Rashan Michel In NCAA Bribery Investigation Federal Grand Jury Indicts Chuck Person And Rashan Michel In NCAA Bribery Investigation

Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person and former NBA official Rashan Michel became the first two men indicted as part of the FBI’s investigation into the bribery of college basketball recruits, when a federal grand jury in New York charged them each on six counts on Tuesday.

Korean Esports Association Staffers Arrested In Embezzlement Investigation Korean Esports Association Staffers Arrested In Embezzlement Investigation

Three employees of the Korean Esports Association (KeSPA), including a former assistant to chief executive Jun Byung-hun, have been arrested on suspicion of bribe-taking and money-laundering, according to Seoul-Yonhap News. KeSPA, an organization formed by the South Korean government in 2000, oversees the country’s…

Brian Bowen Is A Bargain At $100,000 Brian Bowen Is A Bargain At $100,000

Rick Pitino couldn’t believe his good fortune. For months, high school basketball star Brian Bowen had been pursued by the sorts of programs that would ordinarily pursue such a talent—Texas, Arizona, Michigan State. Then, in early June, the lanky, 6-foot-7 small forward suddenly and unexpectedly committed to…

Ghana Effectively Knocked Out Of World Cup Qualifying By Bullshit Offside Call

Raphael Dwamena’s match-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining in added time against Uganda came off the board as South African referee Daniel Bennett inexplicably ruled Dwamena to be offside, effectively eliminating Ghana from World Cup contention.

There Might Finally Be Some Transparency In Tennis Match-Fixing Investigations There Might Finally Be Some Transparency In Tennis Match-Fixing Investigations

The Tennis Integrity Unit, the sport’s governing body for investigating corruption, typically describes its work in anonymizing generality, which can be frustrating for anyone who wants to know the gory details beyond “Which tournament was it?” In August, the TIU did however make an unusual move: It specified a…

FIFA Orders World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed After Referee Banned For Life FIFA Orders World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed After Referee Banned For Life

Last November, South Africa beat Senegal 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match, their only win through four qualifying games. However, a few months after the game, Joseph Lamptey, the referee in charge, was found guilty of “unlawfully influencing match results” and was subsequently banned for life. He appealed the…

Alexandr Dolgopolov Match Investigated Over Fixing Suspicions Alexandr Dolgopolov Match Investigated Over Fixing Suspicions

Most talk of match-fixing in tennis comes cloaked in too many layers of anonymity to feel genuinely juicy. When the Tennis Integrity Unit, the independent body charged with sniffing out corruption in the sport, releases its quarterly report, there’s a section detailing matches that raised suspicions, but these matches…

How Qatar Used Its Youth Soccer Academy To Influence The World Cup Bidding Process How Qatar Used Its Youth Soccer Academy To Influence The World Cup Bidding Process

The Aspire Academy’s listed mission statement is to “develop well educated sports champions” and “foster Qatar society realizing a healthy, active lifestyle.” The Qatari government founded Aspire in 2003, building a state-of-the-art sports complex in Doha with the aim of identifying and training athletes from the tiny…

FIFA: Computer-Destroying Russian Bid Committee Did Nothing Corrupt FIFA: Computer-Destroying Russian Bid Committee Did Nothing Corrupt

Today brought the release of the 430-page report on World Cup corruption that FIFA fought to keep secret for nearly three years. One section of that report details the FIFA Ethics Committee’s investigation into potential corruption by the Russian bid committee that secured the 2018 World Cup. The report concludes that…

FIFA Anti-Corruption Committee Member Admits To Taking Nearly $1 Million In Bribes FIFA Anti-Corruption Committee Member Admits To Taking Nearly $1 Million In Bribes

Richard Lai, the president of the Guam Football Association and a member of FIFA’s corruption-fighting audit and compliance committee, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. federal court to fraud charges arising from his admission to taking almost $1 million in bribes. Lest you were wondering if FIFA is still FIFA.

The Spy Who Compiled The Golden Showers Dossier Helped Bring Down Sepp Blatter The Spy Who Compiled The Golden Showers Dossier Helped Bring Down Sepp Blatter

A day after Donald Trump held a press conference to decry Buzzfeed’s reporting, spout nonsensically about how he doesn’t do treason, and claim that he wouldn’t take part in a golden shower party because he’s a germaphobe, the Wall Street Journal has reported the identity of the British spy who helped compile the…

Real Piece Of Shit Column: Corruption Is Fine Real Piece Of Shit Column: Corruption Is Fine

As much as Republicans groaned about Donald Trump, they were always destined to fall in line once he actually had power. They are still falling.

Report: Kenya's Olympic Team Was Torpedoed By Their Own Comically Corrupt Officials Report: Kenya's Olympic Team Was Torpedoed By Their Own Comically Corrupt Officials

Kenya finished the Rio Olympics with 13 track and field medals, second only to the United States who finished with 32. That’s a gulf, not a gap, but after reading details about how thoroughly the team was sold up the river by their own Olympic committee, I’m impressed that Kenya managed that many.

Harry Redknapp Wonders "Who Gives A Shit?" About His Players Betting On Matches Harry Redknapp Wonders "Who Gives A Shit?" About His Players Betting On Matches

The Telegraph continues publishing the results of their investigation into corruption in soccer—which has already resulted in England manager Sam Allardyce losing his job—this time taking a detour into gambling.

England Manager Sam Allardyce Reportedly Caught Telling Businessmen How To Cheat FA Rules England Manager Sam Allardyce Reportedly Caught Telling Businessmen How To Cheat FA Rules

Last year, FIFA outlawed the practice of third-party ownership of players, which is essentially a way for businesses to hold a stake in a soccer player and collect a cut of their transfer fees. It comes with a minefield of conflicts of interests and can help explain why certain elite players get squirreled away to…

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