[2/6/2018] Seibu Lions suspend Tatsuya Imai for underage smoking

The Seibu Lions announced today that they suspended nineteen-year-old Tatsuya Imai for underage smoking. The suspension will start on February 7 and end in May. Imai will not be allowed to wear the Seibu uniform and will not be allowed to play in any games during the suspension.

The Lions received a report from an outside source that Imai was spotted smoking in Tokorozawa in late-January. They confirmed the report was true after they sat down with Imai on February 5.

Source: Seibu 2/6/2018, Sanspo 2/6/2018, Tokyo Sports 2/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2018, Daily Sports 2/6/2018, Sponichi 2/6/2018, Sports Hochi 2/6/2018

[UPDATE 4/30 @ 1:21pm]

The Seibu Lions announced today that Imai’s suspension will officially end on May 1.

Source: Sponichi 4/30/2018, Sports Hochi 4/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/30/2018

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