Sepp Blatter files appeal to overturn six-year soccer ban
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has filed an appeal to nullify his six-year ban from soccer, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Thursday.
Blatter resigned from his role as FIFA president last June amid a widespread corruption scandal, though he was not one of numerous executives arrested by the U.S. Department of Justice. Blatter was initially banned eight years last December over a $2 million payment FIFA made to then-UEFA president Michel Platini in 2011.
The ban was reduced to six years in February.
Blatter, 80, served as FIFA’s president from June 1998 until February of this year. Late last month, FIFA elected Gianni Infantino as its new president.