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Oguruma, the stablemaster of Wakakirin, a second-division sumo wrestler arrested Friday for alleged marijuana possession, gave the Japan Sumo Association Wakakirin’s resignation letter Saturday and asked the association to approve it.

But JSA officials said the decision on the 25-year-old wrestler is pending until its board of directors decides what to do on Monday. Accepting Wakakirin’s resignation would preclude the JSA from firing him.

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