The FIFA corruption investigation has reached its most prominent target.
President Sepp Blatter is now under investigation by FIFA for reportedly looking the other way at alleged bribes paid to Caribbean voters and not reporting the indiscretion despite knowing about it.
The initial charge came from his challenger in next week's scheduled presidential election, Mohamed Bin Hammam, who himself is under investigation after being named on corruption charges by CONCACAF secretary general Chuck Blazer. CONCACAF president Jack Warner was also a part of Blazer's accusation.
Here are a few more items from around the soccer world:
TOURE BANNED FOR POSITIVE TEST
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been banned for six months, after testing positive for a banned substance back in March. His suspension is retroactive to the date of the test.
Toure reportedly took his wife's diet pills, which contained a banned substance and triggered the positive test. His suspension lasts until Sept. 2, but had it been deemed that he was attempting to mask the use of a performance enhancer, he could have received a suspension of two years.
ASTON VILLA MAKES MAJOR CUTS
Aston Villa has released 10 players, including Nigel Reo-Coker, Robert Pires and John Carew, who spent the latter part of the season on loan with Stoke City.
The other players cut by Villa were Isaiah Osbourne, Moustapha Salifou, Harry Forrester, Arsenio Halfhuid, Durrell Berry, Ellis Deeney and Calum Flanagan.
NORWICH CITY SIGNS VAUGHAN
Newly promoted Norwich City is already looking to improve its squad as it prepares for the 2011-2012 Premier League season.
The Canaries have agreed to a deal with Everton for striker James Vaughan, and the 22-year-old attacking threat will join the club on a three-year deal.
What do you think about Blatter being involved in the investigation? Think Toure is fortunate not to have been banned for longer? What do you think the Villa cuts mean for Michael Bradley? Do you see Pires coming to MLS now that he's out of contract? Like the signing for Norwich City?
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