The steps of KIA players leaving for field training on the 30th were heavy when former KIA professional baseball coach Kim Jong-kook was examined for warrant on charges of receiving bribes from sponsors.
The players gathered at KIA Champions Field in Buk-gu, Gwangju this morning and were busy transporting training equipment to be loaded on a plane bound for Australia, the training ground.
Although we had a light conversation with each other while carrying both hands full of luggage,
we could not feel the bright atmosphere of the players ahead of their overseas training camp. 카지노사이트킹
As if the reporters’ attention was burdensome due to Coach Kim’s incident,
some players were seen taking advantage of the chaotic situation of moving luggage to hurriedly board the club bus through a separate entrance rather than the main entrance.
Training equipment and personal baggage were carried in a separate cargo vehicle,
perhaps due to their size and weight.
KIA Director Shim Jae-hak also just watched them silently and did not comment much.
However, we only exchanged encouraging handshakes before boarding the team bus.
About 10 fans also came to Champions Field and quietly saw off the players leaving for training.
It was the same as usual, taking pictures of their favorite players or asking for autographs on their uniforms.
Coach Kim Jong-kook
Mr. Kim (27), a college student, said, “I hope that I will not be affected by Coach Kim’s incident and will go through training well and repay the fans with good results this season.”
The Australian spring camp, which will be held from the 1st of next month,
will be held under Jin Gap-yong as head coach.
Former coach Kim and former general manager Jang Jeong-seok were arrested on charges of receiving bribes worth 100 million won and tens of millions of won, respectively
from a coffee company that sponsors the KIA Tigers.
This is the first time that an arrest warrant has been requested for a current professional baseball manager due to personal corruption,
KIA Tigers terminated its contract with former manager Kim.
On this day, the two people who attended the suspect interrogation (warrant substantive examination)
before arrest did not provide any answers to the reporters’ questions.
Whether or not they will be detained will be decided this afternoon.