K-League bans 40 more players over scandal
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's K-League has imposed a lifetime ban on 40 more soccer players indicted over their alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal.
Last month, prosecutors indicted the players for allegedly taking bribes in return for trying to rig the results of games or bet on games after learning their outcome would be fixed.
The K-League said Thursday that it has decided to ban them from appearing in games and assuming any official soccer-related jobs.
It says seven indicted soccer players-turned-gambling brokers have also been banned.
The league says some of those given bans could eventually be rehabilitated because they voluntarily reported their wrongdoing before their arrests.
Ten others were banned in June.