Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Dui Newsbeat

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jung Ho Kang’s suspended sentence upheld by South Korean court

A South Korean court on Thursday upheld a suspended prison sentence for Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over a drunken driving conviction, a ruling that may complicate his plans to rejoin his team this season.

The Seoul Central District Court dismissed Kang’s appeal of a suspended eight-month prison sentence over charges of fleeing the scene after crashing a car into the guardrail while driving drunk in December, a court official said. The court official didn’t want to be named, citing office rules.

Kang had sought to lower the punishment to a fine. His lawyers have called the suspended prison term issued in March as a potential “death sentence” to his career, blaming it for visa issues that have prevented him from rejoining the Pirates. The team weeks later put Kang on the restricted list as visa issues continued to delay him.

The court in had suspended the sentence for two years following his third DUI conviction in South Korea since 2009. A suspended sentence means Kang will only face jail time if he is charged with DUI again in the next two years.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 09:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dui, jung ho kang, legal, pirates

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang placed on restricted list as he awaits visa

The probability third baseman Jung Ho Kang will play for the Pirates on opening day continues to plummet. On Friday, a week after receiving a suspended sentence for his third DUI in South Korea, Kang was officially placed on the major league restricted list.

Pirates president Frank Coonelly described the move as “a procedural matter.” Kang has yet to receive his visa for travel to the United States, and there is no known deadline for that decision.

“It is neither a statement of pessimism nor optimism that Jung Ho will get back in time to report to Bradenton and prepare to be ready for opening day,” Coonelly said Saturday. “It says nothing on that topic. It just is a reflection of the reality that he is not here today, on March 11.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 12, 2017 at 12:26 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: dui, jung-ho kang, pirates, visa

Friday, March 03, 2017

Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang gets suspended 2-year jail term for crash

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang received a suspended two-year prison sentence for fleeing the scene after crashing a car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol.

The sentence handed down Friday by the Seoul Central District Court was a heavier punishment than the 15 million won ($13,000) fine prosecutors had sought, but still clears the 29-year-old Kang to join the Pirates for the baseball season.

“I am sorry, and I am repenting a lot,” Kang said after the ruling.

Kang was previously fined twice on drunk driving-related charges in 2009 and 2011.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 03, 2017 at 10:32 AM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: dui, jung-ho kang, police blotter

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Piehole of David Wells
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMyself, OMNICHATTER, two droids, and no questions asked, for June 26, 2017
(14 - 8:19pm, Jun 26)
Last: AT-AT at bat@AT&T

NewsblogOTP 26 June 2017: Confederations Cup shows how sports media in Russia differs from politics
(1 - 8:19pm, Jun 26)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogDodgers rookie Cody Bellinger has never heard of 'Seinfeld,' teammates hilariously respond
(47 - 8:16pm, Jun 26)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOTP 19 June 2017: Bipartisan baseball: Dems best GOP, give trophy to wounded Scalise
(1275 - 8:14pm, Jun 26)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogCreeping Coachism
(6 - 8:11pm, Jun 26)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogBig Read: You should know Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette - Sportsnet.ca
(5 - 8:09pm, Jun 26)
Last: Cowboy Popup

NewsblogEverybody wins by pushing the draft back
(11 - 8:08pm, Jun 26)
Last: PASTE does not get put on waivers in August

NewsblogEvery year, players emerge from nowhere to become All-Stars; here are this year’s candidates | The Seattle Times
(35 - 7:33pm, Jun 26)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogThe Nationals' bullpen killed a man.
(17 - 7:31pm, Jun 26)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(7310 - 7:24pm, Jun 26)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogTim Tebow moves up a level, proving Mets only care about one thing
(39 - 6:49pm, Jun 26)
Last: Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast

NewsblogIronPigs' Crawford heating up after brief break | MiLB.com News
(5 - 5:52pm, Jun 26)
Last: Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast

NewsblogThe Giants chemistry is suffering because a guy they all hated is gone
(18 - 5:39pm, Jun 26)
Last: Jesus Frankenstein

Sox TherapyRed Sox Retire Rich Garces' Number
(16 - 5:35pm, Jun 26)
Last: Petunia inquires about ponies

Sox TherapyJust Keep It Rolling
(27 - 5:14pm, Jun 26)
Last: villageidiom

Page rendered in 1.1828 seconds
55 querie(s) executed