As reported by the Japan Times. The Ozeki has admitted to gambling on baseball, but not on owing money to gangsters. Given A. the fact that virtually all gambling in Japan is run by gangsters, and B. the NSK’s previous threat of expulsion if he was found guilty, I see it really hard for Kotomitsuki to make it on to the banzuke next Basho… but i’ve been wrong before.
Here’s the story from the Japan Times.
I’d like to also throw a “way to go” out to Mike from sumo talk for his interview on PRI’s the world. Click play on this page to hear Mike’s concise, well spoken, and informative thoughts on the current scadalous, foreigner inundated, and unfortunately unpopular state of Ozumo.