The Interpreter For Shohei Ohtani Was Sacked Due To Accusations Of “Massive Theft.”

It is said that Ippei Mizuhara, who has been spending time with Japanese baseball phenom Ohtani ever since the latter made his debut in the Major League Baseball in 2018, misappropriated money from the player’s bank account to pay off gambling debts.Ohtani’s legal team was quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying that Mr. Mizuhara placed wagers with a bookmaker who is allegedly operating illegally and who is currently the subject of a federal investigation.

On ESPN, it was alleged that at least $4.5 million (or £3.5 million) had been transferred from Ohtani’s account to a gambling business located in Southern California. Mr. Mizuhara, who provided his version in an interview with the United States sports network on Tuesday evening, was terminated from his position as a result of reporters beginning to raise questions regarding the wire transfers. “Obviously, this is all my fault, everything I’ve done,” according to his statement to ESPN. “I’m ready to face all the consequences.”

He stated that he placed his wagers on college football, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and international soccer, but never on baseball. It was initially said by him that Ohtani had consented to pay off his gambling debts. According to ESPN, he stated that the player had no awareness of the gambling debts and had not transmitted any money to bookies. This statement was made within the next day. It was stated by a representative for Ohtani that his legal team would publish a statement.

The Los Angeles Dodgers sent a statement to Reuters and the Associated Press confirming that Mr. Mizuhara had been terminated from his position. The statement that they were “aware of media reports and are gathering information” was used. The state of California continues to be one of the few states in the United States that does not permit sports betting. It is against the regulations of Major League Baseball for players and team workers to gamble on baseball, even if they are doing so legally. Additionally, betting on other sports with illegal or offshore bookmakers is prohibited.

After spending the previous six seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, the pitcher and designated hitter, who is now 29 years old, reached an agreement with the California franchise on a historic new 10-year contract. At the same time that Ohtani is making his debut with the Dodgers, the club is currently in Seoul, South Korea. In Major League Baseball’s first regular season game played in the capital of South Korea, he had two singles and an RBI in the team’s opening victory over the San Diego Padres, which was 5-2.In spite of his worldwide fame, the athlete has maintained a very low profile in the media. On the other hand, he posted a picture of his wife on Instagram on Thursday, putting an end to the weeks of uncertainty that followed his announcement that he was married the previous month.

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