Police investigating Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang for sexual assault

Tuesday July 5th, 2016

Chicago police are investigating Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for sexual assault, according to the Chicago Tribune.

According to authorities, the accuser claims that Kang became acquainted her through the mobile application “Bumble” after a game against the Cubs in mid-June. He allegedly drugged her upon meeting him in person at his hotel room in Chicago, and the woman says that she did not regain full consciousness until she was on the way home in a taxi.

The team released a statement acknowledging the investigation, saying they are cooperating with the Commissioner’s Office and “take allegations of this type extremely seriously.”

Kang, 29, missed the end of last season due to a knee injury, and finished third in Rookie of the Year voting. He’s returned to play 48 games this year.

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