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Reus banned from Spanish football for three years

Spanish second division club Reus has been banned from participating in Spanish professional football for three years and fined €250,000 ($286,000) for not paying players salaries for several months, reports The Associated Press.

All of Reus’ future matches this season as well as the last two matches which were postponed will now be recorded as victories for the opposition. The club, which was sold last week, has two weeks to appeal the ruling. As a result of the ruling, all Reus’ players are eligible for free transfers immediately.

New American owners Russell Platt and Clifton Onolfo had pledged investment in the club as well as the building of an 18,000 seat stadium.