Shohei Ohtani’s Statement: How MLB Is Addressing Gambling Scandals Involving High-Profile Players

Shohei Ohtani to Deliver Statement, Decline Questions

On Monday, Shohei Ohtani will be available to reporters in the Dodgers clubhouse. However, his definition of “available” appears to mean that he will only read a statement prepared by lawyers and P.R. specialists and will not answer any questions. The statement is scheduled to be read at 5:45 p.m. ET.

This story is being closely followed due to its unique quality surrounding gambling activities of his former interpreter that occurred in California, where gambling is illegal. It’s possible (if not likely) that players in other sports, including the NFL, may also be involved in similar activities through legal gambling apps. The handling of Ohtani’s situation by MLB could provide insight into how to avoid potential scandals involving high-profile players in the future.

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