Former FIFA Chief Loses Appeal Against 6-Year FIFA Ban

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he has lost his appeal against a 6-year ban by the sport’s government body.

Blatter, who was banned for approving a $2 million payment to Michel Platini in 2011, says he will accept the decision, though he could have appealed to Switzerland’s Supreme Court, which can annul verdicts if the legal process was abused.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport was judging whether or not Blatter was guilty of unethically offering a cash gift and conflict of interest.