Hidetoshi Kiyotake's lawyer, Hiroharu Yoshimine, spoke to reporters on Wednesday on provided them with the following comment:
We do not have any spare time to pay attention to what a selfish elderly man, that can no longer distinguish between right and wrong, says. We have no time to waste on how low the journalistic integrity of Yomiuri Shimbun has been over the last few days.
We have a plan and we have no intention of stooping down to the levels of a selfish elderly man that utters nonsense, or a newspaper with such low standards.
Will will be fair and we will take the high road.
Yomiuri Giants' chair Tsuneo Watanabe did not respond to requests from the media on Wednesday. Team president Tsunekazu Momoi and team rep Atsushi Harasawa also did not speak to the media.
Shigeo Nagashima told Yomiuri Shimbun that he was worried about the players, in particular the four he managed (Yoshinobu Takahashi, Koji Uehara, Tomohiro Nioka, and Shinnosuke Abe), that were publicly outed by Asahi Shimbun. He also could not understand why something that did not break the rules and happened ten years ago could become a story now.