Chung Jong-kwan became the second football player in the past week to take his life, amidst the growing match-fixing scandal in the Korean Football League.
The 30-year-old member of third teir team Seoul United was found in a hotel with a suicide note that said, "I'm sorry. I feel ashmamed to have engaged in match-fixing."
This is the second suicide to rock the football world in Korea, as23-year-old Incheon United goalkeeper Yoon Ki-won also took his life last week in his car.
The match-fixing scandal has now moved to include other teams, as players on Daejon Citizen are now under investigation.
Chung previously played for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in 2004, and left the club in 2008 after allegations of being involved in military conscription corruption.