Pro baseball Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Han Hyun-hee, who left the dorm without permission and attended a drinking party, returned her qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic baseball national team. It is the second after NC Dinos infielder Park Min-woo.
Kiwoom said on the 17th, “Han Hyun-hee sent a handwritten apology to the club the night before, reflecting on her wrongdoing, and telling the club that she intends to step down from the national team.”
Han Hyeon-hee is one of two Kiwoom players who left their dorms in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do during an away game and had a drink with an outsider in a hotel room in Gangnam, where he had an acquaintance.
In a handwritten apology, Han Hyun-hee apologized to the club, league officials, fellow players, and coaching staff, saying, “I sincerely apologize for disappointing the fans with my wrong actions in a serious situation.”
He continued, “I don’t deserve to be applauded by the people at the Olympics. So I’m leaving the team. I sincerely apologize for the disruption to the national team schedule preparing for the Olympics,” he said. “I know that there is no turning back, but I regret and reflect on my past actions.”
He added, “I will accept the criticism and reprimand from the fans sweetly. The disciplinary action given by the club will also be sweetly received. Looking back on my life as a professional baseball player for 10 years, I will deeply reflect on the moral responsibility and code of conduct that a professional baseball player should have.”
Previously, professional baseball faced a situation in which four NC Dinos players had a private drinking meeting with two ordinary women at the dormitory, but were confirmed with Corona 19 and the league was suspended. Except for Park Min-woo, who was included in the national team’s preliminary list and vaccinated, three NC players have tested positive for COVID-19. Han Hyun-hee also tested negative for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, manager Kim Kyung-moon selected Lotte Giants rookie left-handed pitcher Kim Jin-wook to replace Park Min-woo and Samsung Lions Oh Seung-hwan to replace Han Hyun-hee.
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