Jeong Soo-geun (47), the “King of the Kings,” who was the first KBO free agent to sign a six-year contract, has been in trouble again. He was kicked out of baseball for drinking, and even after retirement, he was charged with assault for repeatedly driving under the influence.
According to the Namyangju South Police Station in Gyeonggi Province, a special injury complaint was filed against Jung Soo-geun on March 6. It was due to an assault incident that took place at a bar in his home in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do on March 21.
Mr. A, who first met Jung Soo-geun at a restaurant after being called by his boss at work, was assaulted at the second meeting, which led to karaoke. After rejecting his third offer, Jeong became enraged and hit him twice in the head with a beer bottle.
After receiving emergency treatment at a nearby hospital, he was hospitalized.
Although Jung Soo-geun apologized and asked for forgiveness through text messages and phone calls, the victim is reportedly seeking stronger punishment.
Jung Soo-geun’s career as a professional baseball player ended due to his drinking, but he hasn’t stopped getting into trouble since his forced retirement. 바카라사이트 He has been convicted of five drunk driving offenses and assaults, which have tarnished the baseball world. The saying ‘people don’t change easily’ is true.
Jung Soo-geun was once a star in the KBO. After graduating from Deoksusang High School and joining OB (now Doosan) in 1995, the left-handed hitting outfielder played 1544 games in 15 seasons in the first team until 2009, batting .288 with 1,493 hits, 24 home runs, 450 RBIs, 866 runs scored, and 474 stolen bases. He led the league in stolen bases for the first time in four consecutive years (1998-2001) and won the Golden Glove for outfielders twice (1999-2001). He also won two Korean Series titles with Doosan (1995-2001).
The league’s leading leadoff hitter and center fielder was also loved by fans for his bubbly personality.
After winning a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and receiving military service benefits, Jeong became a free agent after the 2003 season at the young age of 26. He signed a six-year, 4.06 billion won contract with Lotte, becoming the first player in the league to sign a six-year contract. Nowadays, it’s common to see free agents sign for more than six years with options, but back then, a six-year contract was unthinkable.
Despite being highly valued as a young free agent in his mid-to-late 20s, Jeong was a troublemaker throughout his free agency. While with Doosan, he was involved in a controversial incident in February 2003 when he clashed with Korean-Americans at a spring training camp in Hawaii and got into a fight with police officers who responded to the scene, and with Lotte, he was involved in a drunken assault in his first year.
He was named MVP of the All-Star Game in Busan that year, but shortly thereafter, on July 26, he was charged with assault after getting into a fight with a drunk in Haeundae and throwing a baseball bat at him. Jeong, whose license had been revoked for drunk driving, was the first player to receive an indefinite suspension from the KBO. His suspension was lifted after 20 games and he returned to the field, but not for long.
On July 16, 2008,
Jeong Soo-geun was still drunk in the early morning hours when he injured a security guard at his apartment building, causing a full two-week injury. He was taken to the district police station for investigation and was charged with assaulting a police officer. Although he narrowly avoided jail time, Lotte immediately suspended him from the team, and the KBO imposed a severe punishment by disqualifying him indefinitely.
After nearly a year of self-restraint and being released from suspension in June 2019, Jeong wasted his last chance with alcohol. He returned to the first team on August 12, but on August 31, he was involved in a drunken rampage after police were called to a Haeundae bar after a staff member reported him drinking beer. It turned out to be a false report, but he was severely punished for two previous drinking incidents. Lotte, having reached the end of their patience, immediately suspended Jung-geun, and the KBO suspended him indefinitely.
After retiring, Jeong briefly worked as a baseball commentator, but in June 2010, he was arrested again for drunkenly hitting a taxi. In 2016, he was fined for his third DUI, and in June 2021, he was caught driving without a license and while intoxicated and sentenced to three years of probation. Just three months later, in September of the same year, 메이저사이트 he was caught driving drunk for the fifth time and was sentenced to one year in prison. Shortly after his release, he was involved in an assault case that landed him in jail again. It’s a downward spiral