Has Kazuhito Tadano Been Forgiven?

Japan Calls Gay Porn Ball Player Home

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Quite the queer turnaround for Japanese player Kazuhito Tadano. Just five years after booting baseball player Tadano for his gay porn past, Japan’s baseball powers that be called him back from the States to play for a home team, the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Tadano was a star pitcher at Rikkyo University and was expected to be a welcome addition to the Japanese leagues in 2002 when it was discovered that the athlete had appeared in a gay porn film while attending college.

He was banned from the Japanese leagues and came to play in America where the Indians drafted him as a free agent.

Tadano’s man-on-man action eventually came to light, spurring the jock to declare his heterosexuality and released this explanation:

I did participate in a video and I regret it very much. It was a one-time incident that showed bad judgment and will never be repeated. I was young, playing baseball, and going to college and my teammates and I needed money.

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