Quotation Of The Week: A 'Red Card' For FIFA

What’s This? A newish feature. Each week, we’re going to pick a newsworthy or huh?-worthy or whoa-worthy quotation that stuck with us.

OK, What’s This Quotation? We awoke here in Boston Wednesday to big international news: U.S. authorities had indicted 14 officials with the global soccer organization FIFA amid a vast corruption probe.

The U.S. Justice Department alleges the corrupt scheme gleaned "well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks" over the course of 24 years.

Where Can I Find Out More About This Topic? There's more news today, as embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter (who was not indicted) was re-elected to his post, despite the corruption scandal.

For more, read Only A Game host (and huge soccer fan) Bill Littlefield writing for Cognoscenti on FIFA's "nest of thieves," or listen to On Point:

How About Previous Quotations Of The Week? They’re all here.

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