Shohei Ohtani’s Gambling Scandal Sparking Concerns about Legalization of Sports Betting Apps in California and Beyond

Shohei Ohtani to Deliver Statement, Decline Questions

In the midst of a gambling scandal, Shohei Ohtani has announced that he will be available to speak with reporters on Monday. However, it seems that the term “available” in this context means that he will be reading a statement prepared by his lawyers and PR team rather than answering any questions. The statement is scheduled to be read at 5:45 p.m. ET.

This story is gaining attention due to its connection to gambling, rather than baseball. The unique aspect of Ohtani’s situation lies in the fact that the gambling activities of his former interpreter took place in California, where gambling is illegal. It’s possible that players in other sports, such as the NFL, may also be involved in similar activities through legal gambling apps. MLB’s handling of Ohtani’s situation could provide valuable insight into how to prevent potential scandals involving high-profile players in the future.

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