TOKYO (AFP) — A Japanese court sentenced a former sumo stablemaster to six years in prison for ordering the beating of a teenage wrestler who later died of his injuries.What I want in my sumo stable is a wrestler motivated enough to not want to be there. It's the heart that counts in this, the most noble of sports.
Prosecutors said Yamamoto ordered three senior wrestlers to assault 17-year-old Takashi Saito, with one using a metal baseball bat, after he had repeatedly tried to run away from the stable.
Monday, June 08, 2009
The Cult of Sumo
Sumo stablemaster jailed in teenage death case