Disgraced FIFA official Chuck Blazer has died at 72

Blazer's death was announced by his lawyers. At a November 2013 court hearing Blazer said he had rectal cancer, diabetes and coronary artery disease.

Chuck Blazer, the disgraced American football executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA president Sepp Blatter, died on Wednesday. He was 72.Blazer's death was announced by his lawyers, Eric Corngold and Mary Mulligan. At a November 2013 court hearing during which Blazer entered guilty pleas to 10 federal charges, Blazer said he had rectal cancer, diabetes and coronary artery disease.A person familiar with his death said Blazer died in New...