Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

On the 7th, KBO Reward and Penalty Committee, Kwang-Hyun Kim confirmed drinking twice… 80 hours of community service – penalty of 5 million won
Lee Yong-chan, Cheol-won Jung 40 hours of community service – penalty of 3 million won

Kim Kwang-hyeon (SSG Landers), Lee Yong-chan (NC Dinos), and Jeong Cheol-won (Doosan Bears), who were referred to the reward and punishment committee for drinking during the 1st round of the 2023 WBC held in Japan, were referred to the reward and punishment committee held at the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 7th. He is leaving the committee after attending and fulfilling his calling./Newsis 메이저놀이터

During the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournament, Kim Gwang-hyeon (35, SSG), Lee Yong-chan (34, NC), and Jeong Cheol-won (24, Doosan), who drank at an entertainment bar in Japan, were disciplined with community service and fines.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) held a reward and punishment committee on the 7th and awarded 80 hours of community service and 5 million won in fines to Kim Gwang-hyun, who confirmed drinking twice, and 40 hours of community service and 3 million won in fines each for Lee Yong-chan and Jeong Cheol-won, who drank once. decided on the punishment of

KBO investigated the facts immediately after media reports that players drank at an entertainment bar in Tokyo during the WBC tournament, which had the worst performance in history, and as a result, Kim Gwang-hyun found that the team arrived in Tokyo on March 7 and immediately after the end of the Japan War (10th). It was confirmed that he had visited the establishment twice after midnight on the 11th. It was revealed that Lee Yong-chan and Jeong Cheol-won drank alcohol once each.

After hearing the results of the investigation and the explanations of the three players, the reward and punishment committee decided on the level of punishment based on Article 151 of the KBO Rules (Acts that damage dignity). The provision stipulates that sanctions such as disqualification, suspension of duties, suspension of participation activities, suspension of business trips, imposition of fines, and warnings should be imposed if a social controversy is caused by an act that damages dignity outside of the game.

KBO said, “We deeply apologize for the lack of management of the national team. The three players who attended the reward and punishment committee that day bowed their heads, saying, “I will accept the result of the reward and punishment committee. I am sorry for causing controversy.”

At the 2023 WBC, Korea lost 7-8 to Australia, which was considered to be one step down, and lost 4-13 to Japan, failing to qualify for the second round given to the top two teams in Group B.

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