Newly Elected FIFA President Resigns

Sepp Blatter, newly-elected president of scandal-plagued FIFA, the world soccer organization, announced his resignation on Tuesday. Even in the wake of the arrests of 14 people connected to the organization on corruption charges, Blatter easily won reelection just last Friday to a fifth term.

Blatter had resisted calls for his resignation for quite some time now and had been pressured to postpone the election for sixth months so his resignation came as a surprise. So, why now? Sources familiar with the case tell ABC News that Blatter was being investigated by the FBI and US prosecutors as part of the probe that led to last week’s stunning indictments.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined Daniel Ruth, who was filling in for Jim Watkins, to discuss.