“We judged that Seo Jun-won’s actions were serious and anti-humanitarian.”
On the 27th, the Choi Dong-won Commemorative Foundation, which hosts the Choi Dong-won Award, announced that it had decided to revoke the award of the ‘1st High School Choi Dong-won Award’ from former Lotte Giants pitcher Seo Jun-won. Seo Jun-won’s withdrawal from the baseball world seems to be in full swing. 메이저놀이터
Seo Jun-won is being investigated by the prosecution for committing a sex crime against a minor. Kang Jin-soo, secretary-general of the Commemorative Society, said, “The board of directors and all members of the business association were greatly shocked by the judgment that Seo Jun-won’s actions were serious and anti-humanitarian.” We have decided to forfeit the High School Choi Dong-won Award.”
Seo Jun-won, who was expected to become the best player following the legend in high school, eventually kicked his own glory.
The ‘High School Choi Dong-won Award’ is given to the high school pitcher who performed the best in the year. Awarded for the first time in November 2018. One of the two first recipients was Seo Jun-won, who was attending Gyeongnam High School in Busan.
Since then, he has not grown as much as expected, but his team, Lotte, has consistently given Seo Jun-won a chance. Ahead of this season, he was marked as a starting candidate and intensively cared for.
However, Seo Jun-won is accused of violating the Act on Sexual Protection of Children and Adolescents (production and distribution of sexual exploitation materials, etc.) Seo Jun-won was charged with abduction and luring of minors at the end of last year as these charges were revealed through a police investigation, and he was sent to the Busan District Prosecutor’s Office the same month. However, this fact has been hidden from the club until recently.
Lotte, who was devastated by such a crime, also made a quick decision. On the 23rd, immediately after confirming that Seo Jun-won had been investigated by the police for criminal acts against minors and was transferred to the prosecution, on the 23rd, he held a disciplinary committee and decided to withdraw immediately. Lotte decided to release the highest level of discipline regardless of whether the prosecution was indicted or not.
‘Choi Dong-won’s withdrawal’ is a symbolic event that shows that the baseball world’s ‘exit of Seo Jun-won’ will accelerate further. A young player who was highly anticipated for his brilliant talent disappears from the baseball world once again due to his own big mistake. However, in the end, it is the fault of one’s own crime that is clear and serious that there is nothing to blame.