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FC Dallas president arrested on strangulation and assault charges
by Paul Kennedy, November 14th, 2012 3:02PM

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[JURISPRUDENCE] FC Dallas president and CEO Doug Quinn was arrested by New York police on one count of strangulation in the second degree and one count of assault in the third degree related to an incident involving his wife, Elizabeth Quinn.

According to a New York City police report, the 6-foot-5 Quinn is accused of striking his wife “in the face with a closed fist, causing swelling, bruising and pain" and that he then “tried to choke” her.

The Dallas Morning News reported that the complaint filed with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office says Doug Quinn “repeatedly punched her in her face and body, causing her to suffer substantial pain, bruising and swelling to her face, arms, and legs and causing her eye to become swollen shut. I am further informed by the victim that the defendant placed his hands around her neck and applied pressure and placed a pillow over her head and applied pressure, making it difficult for the victim to breathe and causing her to lose consciousness.”

The incident is said to have taken place Saturday afternoon at The Alex hotel in Manhattan. Quinn was arrested shortly thereafter.

“It was his 50th birthday party Friday night," Elizabeth Quinn told the New York Post. "We had a lovely night, and unfortunately things went wrong." She added that she and her husband planned to stay together.

Quinn, who was released Sunday on $20,000 bail following his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, has been FC Dallas president since 2010. He had previously been an executive at NFL International and Soccer United Marketing.

“In these cases, which are usually ‘he said, she said,’ there is often another side to the story, and there certainly is one here,” Quinn's lawyer said in statements issued to the New York Post and Dallas Morning News.

FC Dallas announced Wednesday that Quinn is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the club.

Hunt Sports Group Vice President Dan Hunt will lead FC Dallas on an interim basis.



1 comment
  1. Andrea Hana
    commented on: November 15, 2012 at 9:10 p.m.
    What the heck happened?


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