Doug Quinn, president of FC Dallas, was arrested on Saturday in New York City and charged with strangulation and assault after allegedly hitting and attempting to choke his wife, Elizabeth, according to various reports including this one from the Dallas Morning News.
Quinn, in Manhattan with his wife for his 50th birthday, was taken into custody after an argument turned violent at the Alex Hotel. Elizabeth Quinn, 46, was treated by paramedics for injuries to her face, arm and legs, and one of her eyes was swollen shut. She was taken to a nearby hospital.
Quinn was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court and posted $20,000 bail for his release on Sunday after spending the night in jail. He’s due back in court on Thursday.
Quinn’s attorneys reportedly issued a statement saying that there is “certainly” another side to the story.
The Quinns live in Dallas and have two small children. Quinn was named the president and CEO of FC Dallas in June 2010.