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Xerez president quits after brothel shooting
by Paul Kennedy, March 20th, 2009 9:15AM



[SPAIN] The president the Spanish Second Division club that recently acquired American teen Jozy Altidore on loan quit on Thursday after he was suspected of being involved in a shooting at a brothel in Jerez de la Frontera in southwest Spain.

Joaquin Bilbao and his driver spent the night in a police cell. Bilbao denied firing the shots at the door of a brothel, which was closed.

"For personal reasons, for family reasons and, above all, for the good of the club, I have decided to submit my resignation," Bilbao said on RNE radio.

Xerez is in first place with 51 points, two ahead of Hercules and Tenerife.

Altidore has not played for Xerez since moving on loan from Villarreal.

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