Thijs Waterink, the captain of third-division team SC Paderborn, has become became the first player to be suspended in Germany’s match-fixing scandal.
The German Football Federation (DFB) has suspended Waterink until July 31.
A DFB statement confirmed that the 36-year-old Dutchman guilty of “unsportsmanlike conduct” and “passive bribery.”
Waterink admitted accepting $12,900 before a German Cup game against Hamburg. Waterink was told he could keep the money if his team won.
Referee Robert Hoyzer admitted that was one of the games he fixed. Hoyzer, who is cooperating with prosecutors, said he received $86,400 from three Croatian brothers to fix matches.