This week it was revealed that three officials of the Japanese baseball club the Yomiuri Giants are stepping down after some of the team's players bet on the sport.
The announcement of the resignations comes after the club's reliever Kyosuke Takagi admitted to betting on the sport. There are now four Giants who have been involved in betting on baseball, although none are reported to have wagered on the games in which they participated. Those resigning from their posts include owner Kojiro Shiraishi, chairman Tsunekazu Momoi, and adviser Tsuneo Watanabe.
Commenting on the matter team president Hiroshi Kubo said, "The team humbly apologizes for causing trouble in this important time leading up to the opening of the new season on March 25."
In an investigation team pitcher Satoshi Fukuda was found to have been betting on the game with fellow pitchers Shoki Kasahara and Ryuya Matsumoto. That was considered to be the extent of the betting scandal until Takagi came forward, claiming he lost ¥500,000 and ¥600,000 betting on baseball.
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