What They're Saying

“Of course, it was difficult. But what is more difficult is to ignore the fact that attempts were made to suborn members -- it really wasn’t a choice. I said to Jack: ‘What are you doing? In 21 years, we have never bought a vote.’ Once you have done that you have let the genie out of the bottle and for any issue, people will say: ‘OK, how much are you putting on the table?”’

-- American Chuck Blazer, the Concacaf general secretary, saying he felt obliged to turn in longtime colleague, Concacaf president Jack Warner, and Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed bin Hammam after being presented with firm evidence that they offered bribes at a meeting of Caribbean officials. (Daily Telegraph)

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