FIFA: Jack Warner Banned for Life From Football

Jack Warner Banned For Life
Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner talks to the media while leaving the Magistrate's Court, where he is fighting a request for his extradition to the U.S. on corruption charges, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, July 27. Andrea De Silva/Reuters

FIFA's former Vice President Jack Warner has been banned from football activities for life, the ethics committee for the sports world governing body has announced.

The 72-year-old Trinidadian is currently fighting extradition to the U.S. on corruption charges. He denies accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

Warner committed "many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions at FIFA and Concacaf," according to a statement published on FIFA's website, and will be banned "from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at the national and international level for life.

"In his positions as a football official, he was a key player in schemes involving the offer, acceptance, and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, as well as other money-making schemes," the statement continues.

Before resigning in 2011 from all his positions in international football, Warner had been a member of Fifa's executive committee since 1983 and Concacaf president since 1990. He quit after he was implicated in a previous bribing scandal. Warner was found guilty in 2013 by an 'integrity committee' of defrauding Concacaf and FIFA. He was arrested this summer over alleged fraud.