LG joined the KBO League serial deviance procession with illegal gambling. The player only lied for about 15 days after deviant behavior, and the club raised the matter with administrative processing that was far too insufficient to claim itself as a championship candidate.
On the 14th, LG said, “Lee Chun-woong admitted to the charges,” and “We will immediately notify the KBO Clean Baseball Center of the facts and actively cooperate with the prosecution’s investigation and KBO’s follow-up measures.”
Before the start of the regular season, the KBO received a report through the Clean Baseball Center that a player in the metropolitan area was gambling illegally on the Internet. After conducting its own investigation for a while, the KBO judged that there was considerable grounds and requested an investigation from the prosecution on the 5th, and announced this fact on the 6th. At the time, the name of the player was not disclosed because it was not possible to confirm the truth of the report. He hadn’t even informed his club. However, rumors that this player was Lee Chun-woong of LG had already spread.
The LG club also heard rumors. Since then, LG general manager Myung-seok Cha has personally interviewed four times, and the club has questioned him, but Lee Chun-woong has continued to deny it. Then, after feeling the pressure, he admitted to the club on the 12th that he had illegally gambled online.스포츠토토
On the 14th, Lee Chun-woong went to the police station on his own to be investigated. Since he confessed, the charges were confirmed, and sanctions from the KBO or the club will follow. The KBO plans to decide on sanctions after the results of the investigation come out. LG is also in a position to decide on discipline for the club after the KBO’s sanctions come out.
It is very irresponsible if you look at the follow-up process of the LG club after encountering the possibility of a player’s deviation.
It was before the opening that the KBO was tipped off and the fact was known through media reports. However, Lee Chun-woong was included in the opening roster. Although he was a substitute member, he continued to play in the game. He lied to the club asking if it was true and stepped on the ground while deceiving his colleagues, club, and league. LG actually closed its eyes even knowing it. Although we couldn’t confirm Lee Chun-woong’s gambling fact, we welcomed the opening with the entry in mind, recognizing that it could be a source of trouble.
The LG club said, “We inquired with the KBO, but it was confirmed that there is no problem with putting it in the entry.” Numerous reports of various types are pouring into the Clean Baseball Center. There are many reports that cannot be proven, and at the time, the Lee Chun-woong case was not confirmed, so there is no problem with entry registration according to the regulations. However, that is only the interpretation of the KBO, and it is up to the club to decide how to take action and organize the situation. Lee Chun-woong played 4 games after that. He wasn’t the starting pitcher, but he was put in as a pinch hitter. He also hit the finish line.
LG said, “We continued to investigate internally at the club. I didn’t just believe the player’s words that he didn’t do it, but he couldn’t even harm the player in an unconfirmed situation.”
What the club needs to do is management and operation before the investigation. It is to ‘operate’ well so that the team can run the season smoothly and produce the best performance. Apart from investigating the suspicion or innocence of a player, measures must be taken to ensure that the rest of the squad can play without any problems until it is clarified if there is a problem, and that there is no needless misunderstanding by the club or staff in the future. . LG said that it tried to find out whether it was true by interviewing Lee Chun-woong and even searching for the 2nd team. However, leaving it as it is in the entry in the name of ‘KBO interpretation’ and ‘believing in the player’ is itself a bystander.
If there is a player who has an accident outside the stadium, the disposition is not left only to the field.
Once the club has grasped the situation, reporting to the manager for action and discussing further progress is another matter. It is also a step that must be taken in the beginning.
However, LG made an official report on Lee Cheon-woong to the command tower just before the game on the 5th. The next morning, when the KBO announced that it had requested an investigation by the prosecution, it was immediately excluded from the entry in consultation with the director.
Prior to the game on the 6th, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop himself even explained this. Director Yeom honestly revealed the situation to the reporters at the scene after thinking about it. He said, “I heard it yesterday. As long as he is said to have gone to the prosecution, he cannot appoint that player in the entry. Instead, since nothing has been clearly revealed, I want the player to be protected first.” In this way, the reason for Lee Cheon-woong’s entry exclusion was “because of dam symptoms.”
It is like a black comedy that happened when the manager, who had to lead the team himself, explained that he was struggling to say that he was not a player even though he was not sure of his innocence or guilt. This would not have happened if the club consulted with the manager earlier and played the season without being excluded from the entry, but as the situation grew, the explanation was also left to the manager.
At the time, there were club fronts as always in the dugout. When some reporters mentioned Lee Chun-woong’s exclusion from the entry, they completely handed over the ‘mic’ to the director, saying, “The director will explain.” When an accident occurs, what the team and the on-site staff have to do must be thoroughly separated. The situation in which the LG club did nothing on this day is no different from setting up the face of the director who faces the reporters every day as a shield.
LG is a team that has experienced numerous ‘player accidents’ in the past. It is not the first time or two that I have been hit in the back of the head by believing only the player’s words and thinking ‘I can’t believe it’. However, he also issued a belated apology in the name of the CEO in the player’s belated confession, as if he had become insensitive as if he had not thought of the tadpole enemy.
An official apology was also made by the command tower. In a meeting with reporters ahead of the match against Doosan in Jamsil on the 14th, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “As a manager in charge of the players, I feel really sorry. He is really sorry to the fans as well for causing the unsavory thing. We will try our best to educate and prevent recurrence. He took off his hat and apologized, saying, “Once again, I’m sorry.