Baseball: Giants, 4 players demand Asahi correction, apology
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Apr 29
The Yomiuri Giants and four of its players have filed a complaint against The Asahi Shimbun's Press and Human Rights Committee, claiming the Asahi libeled them and violated their privacy with an article that reported contract amounts and related money paid by the team to the players.
In the complaint filed Friday to the committee, the Giants and the four players demanded The Asahi Shimbun take such remedial action as carrying a correction and an apology in its newspaper.
In the morning edition of its March 15 and 16 issues, The Asahi Shimbun reported the Giants had agreed to pay a total of 3.6 billion yen of signing bonuses to six new recruits from fiscal 1997 to fiscal 2004, exceeding by 2.7 billion yen the limit of 150 million yen per player that had been agreed upon among all pro baseball teams.
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