Lions' legend Yun Sung-hwan arrested for match fixing
Former Samsung Lions pitcher Yun Sung-hwan has been indicted on charges of match fixing, the Daegu District Prosecutors' Office said Friday.
Yun, once one of the Lions' biggest stars, is already facing legal troubles following an early arrest on illegal gambling charges.
Yun is suspected of receiving 500 million won ($450,000) for throwing a game in September last year. He was reportedly supposed to give up a walk in the first inning, and allow a certain number of runs to be scored before the fourth inning.
Yun was arrested on June 3 on gambling charges. Prosecutors believe that he gambled away the 500 million won allegedly won in the match-fixing scandal.
Yun was a Lions legend before his remarkable fall from grace.
He leads the club with 135 career wins, having pitched 15 seasons in Daegu. He was part of the Lions team that won four straight Korean Series titles, from 2011 to 2014, picking up two wins in both the 2012 and 2014 series. At the end of the 2014 season he signed what, at the time, was the biggest free agent contract the KBO had ever seen.
Yun was released at the end of the 2020 season.
BY JIM BULLEY [firstname.lastname@example.org],BAE YOUNG-EUN