Lee Won-jun 72G, Lee Geo-yeon 30G, Choi Sang-min 30G suspensions… KBO confirms ‘kick and assault’ discipline
The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) has announced suspensions for players who kicked and assaulted junior players.
The KBO held a punishment committee meeting at the KBO Conference Room on Nov. 19 and deliberated on Lee Won-jun, who SSG requested a waiver on Nov. 13, as well as Lee Ig-yeon and Choi Sang-min, who are currently with SSG.메이저사이트
Lee Won-jun, Lee Yi-yeon, and Choi Choi-min were accused of harsh behavior toward some players during a training break at SSG Futures Field in Ganghwa, Incheon, on June 6. Lee Won-jun additionally struck a player twice in the thigh with a baseball bat.
The KBO Punishment Committee decided to suspend Lee Won-jun for 72 games based on Article 151 of the KBO Baseball Regulations, “Impairment of Dignity,” for his harsh behavior and assault.
SSG’s Choi Sang-min. Photo courtesy of SSG Landers
In addition, Lee and Choi were suspended for 30 games each based on Article 151, “Impairment of Dignity,” for their harsh behavior.
The KBO Penalty Committee issued a warning to SSG for reporting the incident to the KBO Clean Baseball Center immediately after becoming aware of it and actively cooperating with the follow-up.
Now that the KBO has made its decision, the club cannot take further disciplinary action. The 10 clubs agreed to this. This is to prevent double punishment. In Lee Won-jun’s case, the SSG decided that “release” was not double punishment.
An SSG official said, “He was a diligent player. It seems that he got angry in the heat of the moment. He had a bad neck and felt something wrong when he hit his head.” “Whatever the reason, assault is not acceptable. It was necessary to take a decisive action.”