After nearly 30 years, longtime CONCACAF official Jack Warner is stepping aside from soccer.
The 68-year-old informed FIFA on Monday morning that he was resigning from all the posts he held in the sport with the Caribbean Football Union, CONCACAF and FIFA. He’s been on FIFA’s executive committee since 1983 and has served as head of CONCACAF since 1990.
FIFA confirmed that the decision by Warner will essentially end the governing body’s investigations into allegations of bribery linked to FIFA’s recent presidential election. It issued a statement on its official website in response to Warner’s resignation.
“As a consequence of Mr. Warner’s self-determined resignation, all Ethics Committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained," the statement reads.
“The FIFA Executive Committee, the FIFA President and the FIFA management thank Mr. Warner for his services to Caribbean, CONCACAF and international football over his many years devoted to football at both regional and international level, and wish him well for the future.”
Warner, who vowed in his letter to continue to cooperate with other ongoing FIFA investigations, still maintains important government posts in his native Trinidad and Tobago, including that of cabinet minister and chairman of the United National Congress.