- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ZURICH (AP) - The acting president of CONCACAF says he has fired Chuck Blazer, whose bribery allegations touched off a corruption scandal that has shaken FIFA.

Lisle Austin says Blazer’s conduct was “inexcusable and a gross misconduct of duty and judgment,” and the American is no longer fit to be CONCACAF’s secretary general. But it wasn’t immediately clear whether Austin has the authority to remove Blazer, also a member of FIFA’s executive committee.

A person who answered the phone in Blazer’s hotel room early Wednesday said Blazer was “dealing with business” and could not comment.

Blazer accused longtime CONCACAF president Jack Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam of bribery in Wednesday’s FIFA presidential election. Warner and bin Hammam have been provisionally suspended.


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