FC Seoul’s Lee Sang-ho to be punished for drunk driving

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FC Seoul’s Lee Sang-ho to be punished for drunk driving

A Korean football player who concealed drunk driving charges is set to face disciplinary action from the pro football league, officials here said Friday.

The K League said FC Seoul midfielder Lee Sang-ho will receive punishment from the disciplinary committee after he hid his misconduct and played matches in the K League 1.

“The K League disciplinary committee will soon convene a meeting to discuss the penalty against Lee,” an official at the K League said.

Lee, 31, was indicted for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in September after the police caught him with a blood alcohol content level of 0.178 percent. He later received a four-month prison sentence suspended for two years from a local court.

But Lee, a veteran who has played more than 300 league matches, apparently didn’t report his DUI charges to the club and played five matches even after his conviction.

Before receiving the discipline committee’s verdict, the K League is likely to suspend lee. Under K League rules, the league can suspend a player found guilty of misconduct for up to 60 days.

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