Former Yomiuri Giant rep Hidetoshi Kiyotake spoke to Kyodo News on Sunday night and denied that he had anything to do with the recent document leak concerning six Yomiuri players.
With regards to access to the documents, Kiyotake said, "The operations department and the general affairs department are clearly separated. I was in charge of the operations department so documents on past contracts never arrived at my desk. I never accessed the safe and I have no idea where it is."
Kiyotake added, "They have their sights set on me and they shot an arrow off in my direction. This is really unpleasant. I have no connection to the Asahi Shimbun reports."