Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Edwards: FA innocent until proven guilty

Este asunto llego hasta Puerto Rico.

By Neto Baptiste - Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
“First thing, I think that the associations themselves are innocent until proven guilty; this is sort of an investigation so we can’t actually accuse any one of anything thing at this moment, but I think what is significant here is that Puerto Rico, who seemed to be there at the meeting (FIFA Congress), has given back the cheque and the president of Puerto Rico has decided that he will be there to give evidence that the meeting took place,” Edwards contended.

“It seems like seven Caribbean federations signed an affidavit saying that the meeting didn’t take place or that they didn’t get any money.”  The bribery allegations have been made by General Secretary of the USA Federation, Chuck Blazer, who has said he is more than happy to help expose corruption in FIFA.

Eric Labrador con la conciencia tranquila
Eric Labrador, presidente de la Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol, defendió su posición de haber recibido originalmente los $40,000 en efectivo a pesar de que el Código de Ética de la FIFA impide recibir regalos en efectivo. (Primera Hora / José L. Cruz Candelaria)

martes, 31 de mayo de 2011
Esteban Pagán Rivera / Primera Hora

Apenas cinco meses después de asumir la presidencia de la Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol (FPF), Eric Labrador se encuentra en el ojo de un huracán.