Platini offers to help FIFA ethics committee “clear up” payment probe

UEFA President Michel Platini says in a statement that the payment he received from FIFA was fully declared to authorities in accordance with Swiss law.

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (FILE – JULY 25, 2015) (REUTERS) – UEFA President and FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini said on Monday (September 28) he has offered to come forward to FIFA’s Ethics Committee to help resolve any issues relating to the 2011 payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) that he received from world soccer’s governing body.

The cash, which Frenchman Platini says was part of a payment for a “full time job” he had at FIFA, was referred to as a “disloyal payment” by Swiss prosecutors on Friday when they announced they were starting criminal proceedings against FIFA President Sepp Blatter.