Dallas soccer CEO accused of beating wife in NYC

Douglas Quinn

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FC Dallas executive Douglas Quinn has taken a leave of absence after being accused of beating and choking his wife.

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 9:06 AM

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Dallas' professional soccer team is taking an indefinite leave of absence after being accused of beating and choking his wife at a New York City hotel.

A statement from FC Dallas on Wednesday said its president, Douglas Quinn, is taking the leave to "attend to personal matters." Hunt Sports Group Vice President Dan Hunt is taking over in the interim.

Police said Quinn, 50, assaulted wife Elizabeth after an argument in their Manhattan hotel room Saturday. A criminal complaint says he repeatedly punched her in the face, put a pillow over her head and applied pressure so she couldn't breathe.

He was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court and freed Sunday on $20,000 bond. He returns to court Thursday.

Dallas finished sixth in the MLS Western Conference, missing the playoffs.

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