Facing an expanding scandal (including new information tracing an $10 million to one of his closest aides) FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Tuesday he will resign from FIFA. It is a long overdue action by Blatter that only took decades of corruption and scandal as well as international arrests. Many critics are still hopeful that Blatter (who has recently repeated his contempt for reformers and the investigation of corruption) will be the next to be indicted. Blatter however insists that he will remain in his position pending a new election that might not occur until December. After securing his reelection in a secret ballot, Blatter lashed out at U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Justice Department for daring to hold him or his associates accountable under bribery and corruption laws. Lynch correctly described FIFA as an organization run to enrich Blatter and his cronies. Blatter suggested that it was just sour grapes by the U.S. after its failed bid to for the 2022 World Cup — ignoring decades of criticism of Blatter in running one of the world’s most openly corrupt organizations. He absurdly suggested that all of the corruption allegations were just the work of American and English media: “The Americans were the candidates for the World Cup of 2022 and they lost. The English were the candidates for 2018 and they lost, so it was really with the English media and the American movement that came down.” Blatter has been the face of FIFA corruption and the seemingly invulnerability of high-ranking officials from outside pressure or even law enforcement. That came crashing down with the raid on the luxury hotel recently where some of his top officials were arrested under international warrants. Blatter seemed to strike a different tone from his combative, contemptuous persona only a couple days ago. Various officials announced their resignations after his reelection — citing a lack of commitment to reform. However, the timing seems conspicuously close to the disclosures of the details of the bribe and the connection to Jérôme Valcke, the soccer organization’s secretary general. Prosecutors identified Valcke as the unidentified “high-ranking FIFA official” who transferred $10 million in 2008 from FIFA to accounts controlled by soccer official, Jack Warner. Warner is at the center of the corruption investigation. There is now no space between Blatter and the criminal prosecution. With the risk of cooperating defendants, he has never been at greater risk of an arrest. Even without the arrest, his tenure at FIFA has been an utter disgrace — surpassed only by this morally corrupt organization reelecting him a couple days ago.