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Nov 14, 2012

FC Dallas CEO Doug Quinn arrested

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 says 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 say Quinn 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 on $20,000 bond. He returns to court Thursday.

Hunt Sports Group vice president Dan Hunt will lead FC Dallas on an interim basis.

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

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

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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