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FC Dallas CEO steps down after troubled family matter

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Doug Quinn ( courtesy Major League Soccer) Doug Quinn ( courtesy Major League Soccer)

FC Dallas CEO Doug Quinn has stepped down as president and CEO of the professional soccer club.

Quinn has been on administrative leave from the club since November after he was arrested for spousal abuse in New York City.

New York police claim Quinn beat and choked his wife at a Manhattan hotel last November. According to police, Quinn and his wife, Elizabeth Quinn, had an argument in their hotel room. The argument then escalated with Quinn punching his wife in the face. He was arrested and later freed on bond.

Quinn asked the FC Dallas to be placed on leave to "attend to personal matters," according to a team statement in November.

He said his decision to step down from the team will allow him more time with his family.

"After much consideration, I have decided to resign from FC Dallas to spend more time with my two beautiful daughters," Quinn said. "I will be forever grateful to Clark and the Hunt family for giving me an opportunity to lead this great franchise, and I sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication shown every day by the FC Dallas family."

Doug Hunt, of the Hunt Sports Group, praised Quinn for his leadership while with the team.

"Doug has significantly improved the operations of FC Dallas, and the club is well-positioned for future success," said Hunt. "We greatly appreciate his many contributions to the club and support his decision to step down to focus on his family and pursue other opportunities."

Prior to joining FC Dallas, Quinn served as president of MLS affiliate Soccer United Marketing, the leading commercial soccer company in North America.

Quinn has extensive experience in the sports and entertainment industries, including 14 years with the National Football League.

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