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Was the interpreter gambling on Ohtani's behalf?  (in which case, big trouble).  The interpreter lost ~$40M of Ohtani's money.  According to this video, the investigators say no.  Who knows though.  Baseball is big business, just like the NBA (who somehow managed to not have the Tim Donaghy scandal destroy the league).

I saw something on Twitter saying that there's more gambling done by players than people think and that there are some big betting scandals that are going to come out.  I have no idea if it's true but it certainly seems plausible to me.

 

 

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i thought he stole or whatever it is 4.5 million?

Something don't add up cause if he lost 40 mil where did the other 36 mil come from? Are we saying he had a net worth of 36 mil - exhausted all of it and then took the remainder from Ohtani?

To quote Desi - someone got alot of explaining to do

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On 4/12/2024 at 12:13 PM, Barton said:

Manfred covering up another scandal. 

100% covering up for the Golden Boy.

Now, the interpreter may take a few years in jail for money, but no one is going in for 20+ years. 

Also, Ohtani is rich, no doubt.   Maybe, maybe he didn't notice 4 million missing.  But 40?   No effing way he didn't notice 40 million missing.

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I’m just throwing this out there… don’t you think the prosecutor(s) would have wanted to catch a “big fish” like Ohtani rather than this guy, if for no other reason than to make a name for themselves?

I admit my first reaction to this story was it’s a cover up to protect the biggest star in the sport, hell they even have a text from the bookie saying he knows “you’re betting for Ohtani”, but if that were the case wouldn’t they offer his friend  immunity to testify against him?
On the other hand, maybe they did, but he turned it down, so now they’re playing hardball with him, who knows?

Fascinating story.

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26 minutes ago, Green Ghost said:

I’m just throwing this out there… don’t you think the prosecutor(s) would have wanted to catch a “big fish” like Ohtani rather than this guy, if for no other reason than to make a name for themselves?

I admit my first reaction to this story was it’s a cover up to protect the biggest star in the sport, hell they even have a text from the bookie saying he knows “you’re betting for Ohtani”, but if that were the case wouldn’t they offer his friend  immunity to testify against him?
On the other hand, maybe they did, but he turned it down, so now they’re playing hardball with him, who knows?

Fascinating story.

it sure is fascinating. 40 million and who knows - maybe they are after a bigger fish than Ohtani?

Makes me feel small that I was pissed all night that I dropped $300 on the Boston Bruins because I broke one of my rules and listened to some jackass on a sports show explaining how it was basically impossible for the Bruins to lose last night.

Serves me right and maybe the money is simply a ratio based on the funds Ohtani has but I know how pissed I was for doing something stupid with money that amounted to feeding a family of happy meals for the night so I can only imagine dropping 50k or more on a game  

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On 4/11/2024 at 8:35 PM, TuscanyTile2 said:

I saw something on Twitter saying that there's more gambling done by players than people think and that there are some big betting scandals that are going to come out

 

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/39962406/nba-bans-raptors-jontay-porter-gambling-violations

NBA bans Raptors' Jontay Porter for gambling violations

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6 hours ago, Trotter said:

it sure is fascinating. 40 million and who knows - maybe they are after a bigger fish than Ohtani?

Makes me feel small that I was pissed all night that I dropped $300 on the Boston Bruins because I broke one of my rules and listened to some jackass on a sports show explaining how it was basically impossible for the Bruins to lose last night.

Serves me right and maybe the money is simply a ratio based on the funds Ohtani has but I know how pissed I was for doing something stupid with money that amounted to feeding a family of happy meals for the night so I can only imagine dropping 50k or more on a game  

The Bruins were a good bet last night, at least you knew they were playing for something.
I don’t mind losing, but I’d be pissed too if I let some tout talk me into a play I’d have never considered. You’re an action guy, I don’t have to tell you there’s no such thing as “can’t lose”…

Sh*t happens. You’ll bounce back.

 

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On 4/12/2024 at 1:13 PM, Barton said:

Manfred covering up another scandal. 

17 hours ago, chirorob said:

100% covering up for the Golden Boy.

Now, the interpreter may take a few years in jail for money, but no one is going in for 20+ years. 

Also, Ohtani is rich, no doubt.   Maybe, maybe he didn't notice 4 million missing.  But 40?   No effing way he didn't notice 40 million missing.

17 hours ago, JustEndTheSuffering said:

They're definitely covering for Ohtani they can't have the biggest name in the sport go down like this.

Uncle Rico No Doubt In My Mind GIF - UncleRico NoDoubtInMyMind NoDoubt ...

The owners and commissioners of the other major sports probably also want this kept under wraps.  They've all welcomed gambling and it's probably too late to turn back.  But if a scandal breaks that Ohtani was secretly placing bets through someone else, that would lead to questions about both the integrity of the sport and of sports in general.

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8 minutes ago, TuscanyTile2 said:

The owners and commissioners of the other major sports probably also want this kept under wraps.  They've all welcomed gambling and it's probably too late to turn back.  But if a scandal breaks that Ohtani was secretly placing bets through someone else, that would lead to questions about both the integrity of the sport and of sports in general.

Yup. Same commissioner who admitted the Astros cheated yet still let them keep their championship. Who does that? Not to mention Altuve wore a wire when he hit that walk off home run off chapman in the 2019 alcs game and they investigated that but nothing came from it. Surrrrre. 

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4 minutes ago, Barton said:

Yup. Same commissioner who admitted the Astros cheated yet still let them keep their championship. Who does that? Not to mention Altuve wore a wire when he hit that walk off home run off chapman in the 2019 alcs game and they investigated that but nothing came from it. Surrrrre. 

Good point but, tbf, that wasn't a gambling-related issue.  The whole teaming up with Draft Kings and stuff like that is what I'm referring to.  

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14 minutes ago, Barton said:

Yup. Same commissioner who admitted the Astros cheated yet still let them keep their championship. Who does that? Not to mention Altuve wore a wire when he hit that walk off home run off chapman in the 2019 alcs game and they investigated that but nothing came from it. Surrrrre. 

8 minutes ago, TuscanyTile2 said:

Good point but, tbf, that wasn't a gambling-related issue.  The whole teaming up with Draft Kings and stuff like that is what I'm referring to.  

Hmm, I have to give this more thought.  The NFL has suspended players for gambling since Draft Kings.  The NBA just did so for a player the other day.  Otoh, these weren't high profile players like Ohtani (who is shaping up to be one of the all time greats).  Pretty sure the Astros scandal pre-dated the legalization of sports betting. 

To be continued...

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I dont pretend to know what's happening here, sure seems like a cover up but in general, w/ these new betting apps where you can simply bet if a player is going to score +/- a certain amount of points, or rebounds, or strikeouts, etc etc etc.  Seems like a very easy thing to manipulate and make additional money and/or make your friends a ton of money too.

 

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1 hour ago, TuscanyTile2 said:

Hmm, I have to give this more thought.  The NFL has suspended players for gambling since Draft Kings.  The NBA just did so for a player the other day.  Otoh, these weren't high profile players like Ohtani (who is shaping up to be one of the all time greats).  Pretty sure the Astros scandal pre-dated the legalization of sports betting. 

To be continued...

The NFL will suspend guys most fans don't know off the top of their head.

The NFL is not suspending Mahomes.

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It's crazy to think about the interpreter potentially losing $40M of Ohtani's money, but it's good to hear the investigators cleared that up.
Baseball and NBA, they're both big leagues with big bucks involved, so it's no surprise things can get messy sometimes. And who knows, with all the talk about players gambling, there might be some scandals waiting to hit the headlines.
On a lighter note, if you're into checking out some online casino action, I recently came across this site called pafikalsel.org. It's got some cool stuff happening, and you might dig it if you're into that scene.

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