[Sports Top 10 News] 8. Star athletes caught up in gambling allegations
In the fall, the Korean sports community was hit with a gambling scandal. The Korean Basketball League (KBL) was damaged most since the scandal happened before the new season started.
While the league was dealing with an alleged match-fixing scandal involving former Anyang KGC coach Jeon Chang-jin, the KBL in September saw 12 active and former players being found guilty of illegal online gambling charges. While three players received lifetime bans, nine players faced fines and suspensions.
In October, three Samsung Lions pitchers were investigated for illegal gambling overseas. Three pitchers were later omitted from the Korean Series roster, and the Lions lost to the Bears in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) championship.