After this morning's news that NASL Board of Governors Chairman Aaron Davidson had been indicted on federal charges along with ten others, we were waiting to hear the league's response to the situation. The wait has ended, as the North American Soccer League has just released the following statement:
In light of the ongoing investigation announced by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday, the North American Soccer League's Board of Governors has suspended Chairperson Aaron Davidson, along with all business activities between the league and Traffic Sports, effective immediately. Commissioner Bill Peterson will serve as acting Chairperson.
The Carolina RailHawks, the sole NASL club owned by Traffic Sports, will continue to operate in the ordinary course of business. The club's management team will continue to manage the day-to-day operations.
Traffic has been slowly reducing their role with the league, and were down to just a single club that they own (Carolina RailHawks) who they were attempting to sell. Hopefully this morning's news expedites that process, and sees both Davidson and Traffic end their relationship with the NASL fairly quickly.
For more on the relationship between Traffic and the league, please check out this piece from Northern Pitch.