(Portland, OR) -- The owner of the Portland Thorns and Timbers, Merritt Paulson, is removing himself as CEO over the report detailing sexual harassment of players. Paulson says they should have been more transparent about the firing of coach Paul Riley. Paulson says he holds himself accountable and someone else needs to take the reins of the organization. Paulson says Heather Davis will remain interim CEO while a search is launched for a permanent CEO. Paulson says players will meet the final candidates, so their voices can be heard.