KT's Jae-hyun Choi hits a two-run home run during the second inning of the baseball game between the Doosan Bears and KT Wiz in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League' at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 스포츠토토맨 on Aug. 16.
KT Wiz outfielder Choi Byung-dae (28), who was suddenly caught up in a school violence controversy, apologized for his part in the incident.
“In 2012, when I was a sophomore at Seongnam High School, during a training camp in Taiwan, there was a group slap led by the third-year seniors, and I, who was the second-year captain, gave the first-year juniors a slap,” he said on social media on Sunday, adding, “I hit them three times on the buttocks with a bat.”
“I apologized to the juniors after the slap and did not assault or swear at them afterwards,” he said, adding, “I sincerely reflected and regretted accepting the bad habits that had been passed down in the athletic department without criticism.”
Bae joined the LG Twins in 2014, but in November of that year, he was designated as a reinforcement player for the upstart KT, and has been playing for the same team ever since.
He was named Bae Byeong-ok at the time, but changed his name to Byeong-dae in July 2018. He established himself as an iron man, not missing a game for three years from 2020 to 2022, when he became a regular starter.
This season, he has played in 55 games through 16 days, 토토사이트 batting .285 with one home run and 24 RBIs.
However, controversy erupted on April 16 when a man posted on an online community that he quit playing baseball after being bullied by his former teammate.
The alleged victim said, “He hit me several times in the body with a bat, swore at me, and made insulting remarks. They also hit Myung-chi with their fists.”
However, while the team admits that they gave the juniors a slap, they claim that there was no other harsh behavior other than hitting them three times on the buttocks with a bat, so the two sides' opinions are somewhat mixed.
“Initially, we tried to apologize to the poster of the article and compensate him as much as possible, but we were unable to reach an agreement, 사설토토 and we plan to contact the party through an agent in the future,” the team added.