On the Witness Stand at the FIFA Bribery Trial
EPISODE 48: What it's really like to testify in federal court, with John Skipper.
You may have noticed that I pride myself on taking you guys behind locked doors.
Well, on today’s show, we go underground, in Switzerland, to a Bond-esque bunker. Inside a private club with a league commissioner. Across the table from an executive (and eventual government informant) with a parrot on his shoulder.
And, finally, to a federal courthouse for a global legal drama centered around “a corrupt organization” operating “outside the law.” With a billion-dollar deal for the broadcast rights to the biggest sporting event in the world at stake.
This is how John Skipper, my boss at Meadowlark Media — and the former president of ESPN — went from a high-stakes, handshake deal... to a knock on the door from the FBI... to becoming a government witness.
Also: the future of the World Cup, and yachts. Lots and lots of yachts.
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