This time, suspicion of gambling due to corruption in broadcasting rights… Dark clouds over professional baseball ahead of opening
A series of bad news over the professional baseball season ahead of the opening day is full of dark clouds.
Suspicions of business-related corruption, such as broadcasting rights, led to the prosecution’s search and seizure of KBO’s subsidiaries, and on the same day, suspicions of illegal gambling by a player from a certain club arose.
This is reporter Jo Han-dae.
Bad news is emerging in professional baseball카지노사이트, which is celebrating its 42nd year this year.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office launched a surprise search and seizure against KBO, which oversees professional baseball, and its subsidiary KBOP.
This is because of the suspicion that an executive of a subsidiary received money and valuables from a sports marketing company over rights such as broadcasting rights.
Related suspicions arose last year, but the prosecution, who found the suspicion, pointed the blade of the investigation again.
To make matters worse, on the day of the seizure and search, suspicions were raised that an active player from a club in the metropolitan area was involved in online illegal gambling.
A KBO official explained, “A report has been sent to the Clean Baseball Center,” and “We are in the process of reviewing whether or not to initiate an investigation.”
Professional baseball faced harsh criticism for not being able to solidify its inner appearance while only developing its appearance due to its poor record of being eliminated in the first round of the WBC.
Former Lotte pitcher Seo Jun-won was released from the team for sexual offenses against a minor, disappointing fans, and former KIA general manager Jang Jeong-seok was fired after it was revealed that he demanded money from catcher Park Dong-won.
<KIA club officials> “Last week, a report came in regarding this incident… regardless of intention, it was judged that it was inappropriate for the general manager to make such a statement during the negotiation process…”
The opening game of professional baseball is already predicting full crowds, but the gaze of Korean baseball is not good due to the successive bad news.