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In the least shocking news of the day, a CONCACAF official was arrested in Zurich this morning.

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In your latest edition of "who got arrested for screwing up soccer" we have this statement from CONCACAF this morning as its acting President was arrested:

The Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) was made aware of the arrest of several international football officials that took place this morning in Zurich and that included the confederation's acting and statutorily appointed President, Mr. Alfredo Hawit.

CONCACAF continues to cooperate with all government authorities in their investigations to the fullest extent.

CONCACAF remains committed to implementing fully the Reform Framework that it announced in July of this year. The majority of these reforms have already been implemented in CONCACAF's administrative and compliance structures.

Today's developments only strengthen the Confederation's resolve in continuing to enact significant structural and governance changes to the organization, including substantial amendments to its statutes and fundamentally changing how it conducts business.

At present, CONCACAF is not in a position to comment further on the specific allegations, which are the subject of the indictments.
I'd like to have something witty to say or have some sort of position on this.  But, FIFA and CONCACAF are corrupt organizations and this news is not shocking.  Cause, you know, CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF.

However, it does appear that things are slowly starting to change in world soccer, so at least there is hope that corruption could be stamped out.