FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini were handed eight-year bans by soccer's governing body on Monday primarily due to the $2 million dollar payment in 2011 from Blatter to Platini at the expense of FIFA. The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA ethics committee, which is chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, banned the two from all soccer-related activities effective immediately. Those activities include administrative, sport or any other on a national and international level. FIFA's ethics committee met in October after criminal proceedings were filed by the office of the attorney general of Switzerland against Blatter in late September.
FIFA hands down eight-year bans to president Sepp Blatter, UEFA's Platini
CBS Sports | Dec 21