Shohei Ohtani Breaks Silence on Interpreter Scandal

Shohei Ohtani is speaking out after his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, was fired over a gambling scandal.

Ohtani says Mizuhara stole from him and lied about Ohtani paying off gambling debts.

Mizuhara's alleged ties to an illegal bookmaker are being investigated.

Ohtani denies any knowledge of Mizuhara's gambling or involvement in paying off debts.

He first learned of the issue after returning from a trip to South Korea.

Ohtani says he's cooperating with MLB's investigation into the matter.

MLB prohibits employees from betting on any sport through illegal bookmakers.

Ohtani is focused on the upcoming season and wants to put this scandal behind him.

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