Papers are on a rampage this morning on this issue. An ex-Komusubi and 4 Juryo rikishi are involved, says one. The timeline is last year between March and June. The text revolves along the lines of "I'm borrowing a star (win) from X" or "X is loaning a star from Y and Z is lending one.." "OK, he owes us one so let's even the account.." They apparently included precise torikumi planning as well. "We'll hit each other and the rest will go with the flow", "I won't pull you down too quickly, I'll use a throw a bit later". The police have compared the results of specific bouts with the mails and they were totally accurate.
The rijikai is holding an emergency meeting this afternoon. Hanaregoma rijicho: "We will investigate this thoroughly and come up with a counter plan. We still don't know all the details. In any case, we will be looking into it."
Education Ministry: "This problem touches the very core of the Kyokai's existence. This is worse than the baseball gambling problem"
Takamisakari: "What kind of an idiot would do that??"
Tokyo taxi driver (60): "There have always been rumors..'So it's true..' is how I am feeling right now. This should not be allowed under any circumstances!!"
Guy who lives near the Kkan, 40: "This comes on the heals of the baseball gambling scandal. Unbelievable!"
Affiliated to the Education etc. Ministry: " Just as we thought the whole gambling thing was behind us, this yaocho thing comes along. Till now it was all rumors in weeklies, but it seems that this time it's true.."
Edited by Kintamayama, 02 February 2011 - 09:08.