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S. Korean footballer suicide

06-01-2011 14:03 BJT

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A former K-league footballer suspected of being involved in a widening match-fixing scandal was found dead in a hotel in Seoul.

29 year-old midfielder Jeong Jong-Kwan from third-division team Seoul United was found hanged in his room Monday afternoon. A hotel employee found him and a handwritten note which read: "I'm ashamed of my involvement in match-fixing."

The former Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors player had been missing since last week. Police said he was wanted for allegedly conveying money from match-fixing brokers to K-league players.

The K-league commissioner apologized for the scandal, and is vowing to hand out severe punishment to any player involved in match-fixing.

A former K-league footballer suspected of being involved in a widening match-fixing
scandal was found dead in a hotel in Seoul.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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