Shohei Ohtani will speak this Monday for the first time since the accusations of illegal gambling against his interpreter

Shohei Ohtani will speak this Monday for the first time since the accusations of illegal gambling against his interpreter

The Angels – Shohei Ohtani He is scheduled to speak to the media on Monday for the first time since allegations of illegal gambling and theft involving the NBA star emerged during the team’s tour in South Korea. Los Angeles Dodgers and his interpreter.

The interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, was fired by the Dodgers last week when the team began the season with two games in Seoul against the San Diego Padres.

Manager Dave Roberts supported Ohtani addressing the matter publicly.

“It’s the right thing to do,” he said. “I’m glad he’s going to speak up and say what he knows and show his perspective on the whole situation. I think it will give us all a little clarity.”

Mizuhara was fired after reports by the Los Angeles Times and ESPN about his alleged ties to an illegal gambler and accusations by Ohtani’s lawyers that the Japanese star had been the victim of a “massive robbery.”

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