FC Dallas CEO Accused of Beating Wife in NYC

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 4:36 PM CDT
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FC Dallas CEO Accused of Beating Wife in NYC

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The CEO of Dallas' professional soccer team is facing charges he beat and choked his wife at a New York City hotel.

Police say FC Dallas' Douglas Quinn assaulted Elizabeth Quinn after an argument in their Manhattan hotel room on Saturday.

A criminal complaint said Douglas Quinn punched his wife in the face repeatedly. It says he put a pillow over her head and applied pressure so she couldn't breathe.

Quinn was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court and was released on $20,000 bail. He's due back in court Thursday.

His lawyer, Alan Futerfas, said "there is often another side to the story, and there certainly is one here." The lawyer said he looks forward to meeting with the district attorney's office.

FC Dallas released a statement saying Quinn will be taking an indefinite leave of absence and that Hunt Sports Group Vice President Dan Hunt will lead the club on an interim basis.

“We are aware of the report regarding Doug Quinn,” said John Wagner, president of Hunt Sports Group, in a press statement. “We are in the process of gathering additional information and will have no further comment at this time.”

Dallas finished sixth in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs.

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