FIFA ethics committee seeks life ban against UEFA President Platini

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 24, 2015 08:34 PM
FIFA ethics committee seeks life ban against UEFA President
FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini speaks during a news conference at the end of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria. Platini's lawyer said Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 that FIFA ethics committee requests life ban for UEFA president Michel Platini. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)

SAMUEL PETREQUIN, AP Sports Writer


PARIS (AP) — Michel Platini's lawyer says the FIFA ethics committee has requested a life ban for the UEFA president.

Thibaut d'Ales tells The Associated Press that the maximum sanction was asked for when the FIFA ethics committee investigations unit submitted its final case report.

Platini faces a hearing before FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert in December.

Platini is currently serving a 90-day ban over a $2 million payment of FIFA money he received in 2011 as backdated salary. He worked as a presidential adviser from 1998-2002 for Sepp Blatter, who also faces the ethics court's judgment in the case.

Platini denies wrongdoing and says he had a verbal contract with Blatter to receive the money.

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