Florida-based sports marketing executive Aaron Davidson has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges from this week's indictment of top FIFA officials.
According to the Associated Press, Davidson entered the plea through his lawyer on Friday.
Davidson, the chairperson of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and president of soccer sports management company Traffic Sports USA Inc., was suspended by the league on Wednesday after being named in the indictment.
The NASL also suspended all business activity with Traffic Sports, which has been heavily involved with CONCACAF, securing marketing rights to various tournaments and matches, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Davidson becomes the first of the defendants in the case to be arraigned in a court in the United States.
- Jeremy Woo