Scottish Professional Football League Launches Investigation Of 'Secret Bonus Payment' Claims
The Scottish Professional Football League has "launched an investigation into claims that secret bonus payments were made" to former Scottish Football League CEO David Longmuir, according to Alan Marshall of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Lower league clubs "called for an enquiry" into why Longmuir received almost £400,000 ($622,880) in "financial enhancements during his six years in office at Hampden." Accountants for the SFL, as well as former board members Ewen Cameron of Alloa and Arbroath’s Anne McKeown, are "examining the detail behind the payments as part of a winding down of the old league body." The possibility of "Longmuir’s payments being clawed back in court has not been ruled out" if the investigation decides there is "cause to question the legalities of the payments" (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 8/15).