The head of Dallas’ professional soccer team faces criminal charges and is taking a leave of absence from his job after being accused of hitting and attempting to choke his wife at a New York hotel over the weekend.
Quinn has been charged with one count of strangulation in the second degree and one count of assault in the third degree. He was released on $20,000 bail on Sunday after his arraignment in Manhattan.
The incident occurred last Saturday afternoon at The Alex hotel on East 45th Street, according to a New York City police report. Quinn and his wife Elizabeth got into a dispute that escalated into an assault.
FC Dallas hasn’t offered much in way of a release, but did say Quinn would be taking "an indefinite leave of absence from the club to attend to personal matters." The team finished 9-12-13 last season, good for sixth place in the Western Conference.