Baseball’s Lotte Giants infielder Bae Young-bin, 23, was caught driving under the influence of alcohol and did not inform the club about it.
“We only found out last week that Bae Young-bin was caught in a drunk driving crackdown after drinking in his home in Seoul at the end of last month,” Lotte said on Thursday, “and immediately reported it to the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) Clean Baseball Center.”
Bae Young-bin was caught in a police crackdown on March 23 when he pulled his car out of an alley after calling a substitute driver, and his blood alcohol level was reportedly at a level that would have revoked his license.
“We will hold our own disciplinary committee on the 16th, regardless of the KBO’s disciplinary action,” a Lotte team official said, adding, “No matter the reason for getting behind the wheel, you can’t hide (the charges).”
Bae, a graduate of Seoul High and Hongik University, 바카라사이트 joined Lotte as a developmental player this year and was converted to an official player in May.
In the regular season, he appeared in 18 games, batting .313 (16-for-5) with two doubles, a triple, a stolen base and two runs scored.
He was expected to start both of Lotte’s final two regular-season games of the year on Oct. 15-16 against the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles.
However, it is unlikely that he will be able to avoid severe punishment as he did not only get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol, but also failed to inform the club immediately after his arrest.
In March of this year, Lotte lost pitcher Seo Jun-won to a sexual offense against a minor after he hid it from the club.
Lotte, which had kept Seo on its spring training roster to keep him around for the 2023 season, was embarrassed and eventually held a disciplinary committee to remove him.
“Although the case is different, it will be difficult to avoid severe punishment,” said another Lotte official.
The KBO, which was informed by Lotte that Bae Young-bin was caught driving under the influence of alcohol on the afternoon of the 11th, will soon convene a punishment committee to determine the level of discipline.
According to the KBO’s drunk driving penalties, the first offense of “license suspension” is a 70-game suspension, and the first offense of “license revocation” is a one-year disqualification.
A second DUI is a five-year ban, and a third or more is a permanent ban. 온라인카지노사이트