Former Major League Baseball outfielder Yasiel Puig is facing a new obstruction of justice charge related to his involvement in an illegal sports gambling ring, per The Athletic.
In May 2019, Puig allegedly began betting on sports through a third party, which was working for an illegal sports gambling business.
Puig and his lawyer were then interviewed in January 2022, and he allegedly lied to investigators, telling them he didn't know the third party through gambling. However, Puig discussed betting with the third party "hundreds of times" through phone and text messages.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Puig admitted to lying to investigators in a WhatApp audio message sent in March 2022.