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Shohei Ohtani interpreter scandal: Major holes poked in Ippei Mizuhara's pre-Ohtani résumé

Mar 25, 2024

The Shohei Ohtani interpreter scandal has somehow become even weirder.

Last we left the Los Angeles Dodgers star, his camp had accused his longtime interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, of stealing $4.5 million to cover his illegal gambling debts, though only after telling a reporter that Ohtani had agreed to give Mizuhara the money. Since then, Mizuhara has been fired, and MLB has opened an investigation into the matter.

The situation, naturally, has drawn scrutiny for the 39-year-old Mizuhara, and it appears that the spotlight is burning some holes in his résumé before he met Ohtani — namely, his education and past experience in baseball.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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