According to the Japan Times, a recently disgraced sumo wrestler originally admitted that he used marijuana and also admitted that he obtained it while visiting Los Angeles. Apparantly he made this statement to a member of the Japan Sumo Association preventative measures deliberation committee.
"I obtained marijuana from a black singer during the tour of Los Angeles" the wrestler was quoted as saying.
Interesting that he allegedly stated it was a "black" singer rather then just a singer. I wonder if that was unitentional or if he had some other motivation for mentioning the marijuana suppliers race.
On Monday, the wrestler and his sumo wrestling brother each made a statement to the committee and both wrestlers stated that they were innocent.
Regarding his confession about obtaining marijuana in Los Angeles, the wrestler reportedly said "I don't remember it," and was quoted as saying, "I only understand about 80 percent Japanese."
So he is 80% fluent in Japanese but the 20% of the language he is not fluent in included his confession. Very interesting. So when he was asked where he got the marijuana, he must have thought he was saying "I did not get it from a black singer in Los Angeles". An easy mistake I'm sure.