Drinking trio bow out again, but only with ‘community service-fine’ punishment

Baseball players Kim Kwang-hyun, Lee Yong-chan and Chung Chul-won, who were caught drinking during the WBC despite the humiliation of being knocked out in the first round, have been given community service and fines.
The reason given was that they “damaged their national dignity,” which is a low level of punishment considering they could have been suspended.
Choi Hyung-kyu is a reporter.

Appearing before the penalty committee in black suits, Kim Kwang-hyun, Lee Yong-chan, and Chung Chul-won bowed their heads and apologised for the second time in as many days.토토사이트

▶ Interview: Kim Kwang-hyun / SSG Landers Pitcher

  • “I told the truth, no lies, and I will accept the outcome of the penalty committee.”

The KBO conducted a full investigation of the players, including their credit card details and bar owners, and found that Kim Kwang-hyun went to the bar twice on 7 and 11 March, while Lee Yong-chan and Jung Chul-won went once on 11 March.

Based on the investigation, Kim Kwang-hyun was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and a fine of 5 million won, while Lee Yong-chan and Jung Chul-won were sentenced to 40 hours of community service and a fine of 3 million won.

They could have been suspended, but the fact that they did not commit a criminal offence and their attitude to the investigation seems to have influenced the level of discipline.

Interview (☎): Lee Kyung-ho / Head of Public Relations, KBO

  • “In the future, we will further refine our national team rules and make thorough preparations to prevent a recurrence.”

While the disciplinary action has put a stop to the situation, it will take a lot of hard work from everyone involved in baseball to remove the disappointment of fans, from the WBC failure to the sexual offences and drinking controversy.

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