LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop apologized for Lee Chun-woong’s admission of illegal gambling charges.
On the 6th, KBO said, “We requested the prosecution to investigate the report of illegal gambling by league players received at the Clean Baseball Center after deliberation by the Investigation Committee.” The LG Twins excluded Lee Cheon-woong, who played as a pinch hitter and recorded 3 hits and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats, from the first team entry.
On the 14th, LG said, “We conducted several interviews and self-investigation regarding the fact that Lee Cheon-woong was involved in an internet gambling case recently requested by the prosecution to be investigated by the KBO.”
Next, LG said, “After requesting a KBO investigation, Lee Cheon-woong, who denied the facts in the first interview at the end of March, was canceled from the first team entry and moved to the remaining team. After that, we conducted additional self-investigation and interviews.” Lee Chun-woong admitted to the charges, and the club immediately notified the KBO Clean Baseball Center immediately after finding out the facts.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop met with reporters ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 14th and immediately apologized for Lee Chun-woong’s admission of illegal internet gambling charges. He said, “As a director, I’m really sorry. I’m really sorry for causing disgrace to the fans. I’ll do my best to educate and try to prevent a recurrence.”
Director Yeom Kyung-yeop believed Lee Cheon-woong when the suspicion first came out. This is because Lee Chun-woong denied that it was not true in an interview with LG Trent. However, as the prosecution’s investigation began, director Yeom Gyeong-yeop could not stay still. Lee Chun-woong was immediately removed from the first team entry. 안전놀이터
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Of course, I didn’t even think about it at first. When the club asked, I said no. Of course, I had no choice but to trust the player.” The KBO requested an investigation by the prosecution, and it was excluded because it seemed that it should not be sent to the game anymore.”
Director Yeom Kyung-yeop said he would do his best to prevent his recurrence. He said, “The first thing is to instill awareness in the players. It is the first thing to prevent this from happening again. I think that is the most important thing,” he said. “As a baseball player, baseball is the most important thing, but I can’t do it. I think I need to think about what baseball players should think about the most.”
[LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop is apologizing before the start of the match between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 14th. Photo = Jamsil Reporter Yoo Jin-hyung