Sepp Blatter Suspended by FIFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been suspended from the organization amid a corruption scandal, despite his insistence that he would remain in post to clean up soccer’s governing body until a new election is held next year. Blatter, along with his righthand man Jérôme Valcke and Vice President Michel Platini were each suspended for 90 days by the group’s ethics committee. Platini was widely regarded as the favorite to succeed Blatter in February. Former Vice President Chung Mong-joon was fined $100,000 and banned for six years.