Deep-pocketed sponsors Visa, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Anheuser-Busch have begged for Blatter to go.
The unnamed official asked for the release because of his “advanced age and poor state of health.”
Sepp Blatter received some respite Saturday when two sponsors declined to join four other FIFA corporate backers.
Sepp Blatter called on soccer officials to start hiring more women for leadership jobs.
Football fans are still waiting to hear just how he plans to rebuild the governing body’s reputation.
Warner, a long-time ally of President Sepp Blatter, was allowed to resign from FIFA in 2011 with a presumption of innocence.
Switzerland’s justice ministry granted an American request to extradite former Costa Rican soccer federation president Eduardo Li.