Shohei Ohtani is the biggest name in baseball. You’d think he’d be making headlines at the start of the MLB season for all the right reasons. You’d be wrong.

Shohei Ohtani betting scandal: Questions we have about interpreter theft

The new Los Angeles Dodgers star became embroiled in a shocking scandal on Wednesday after his lawyers released a statement claiming he was the subject of a “massive theft.” His close friend and fan-favorite interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, was the alleged thief.

Every unanswered question worth asking on Shohei Ohtani, interpreter  gambling scandal


That was shocking enough. Then more reporting broke revealing that Mizuhara was linked to an allegedly illegal gambling operation being investigated by the feds. Then there was confusion as conflicting stories emerged about Mizuhara’s gambling debts and Ohtani’s knowledge or involvement in them.

Shohei Ohtani's attorneys accuse interpreter of 'massive theft' tied to  alleged gambling

Tisha Thompson of ESPN has the most thorough look at the scandal so far. But we’ve still got questions. A lot of them.