heads to US, resigns
Colombian Football Federation president Luis Bedoya on Monday resigned unexpectedly, saying he was stepping down for "personal reasons.
had headed the federation since 2006 and was also one of the 11 members of the South American Football Confederation's
(CONMEBOL) executive committee.
resignation comes two weeks after the federation's accountant resigned and with South American soccer reeling from the FIFA corruption scandal.
, an influential grouping that includes traditional soccer powers like Brazil and Argentina, is heavily embroiled in the corruption probe led by the US' FBI
A government source said Bedoya
had flown to the US on Wednesday last week.
The attorney general's office said they had opened an investigation into Bedoya
and were sharing information with US authorities.