[Sports Top 10 News] 8. Star athletes caught up in gambling allegations

Home > Sports > Baseball

print dictionary print

[Sports Top 10 News] 8. Star athletes caught up in gambling allegations

테스트


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.

More in Baseball

Almost everything still to play for as KBO enters final week

NC Dinos clinch first KBO regular season title

Choi Ji-man is first Korean to pick up a World Series hit

Eagles catcher Choi Jae-hoon reflects on tough season

KT's Rojas Jr. tests negative after coronavirus scare

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now