Daniel Negreanu has published another video blog as a response to Doyle Brunson's recent defense of the Full Tilt board. Friendships aside, Negreanu says, there is still no excuse for the board's handling of the Black Friday scandal.
Daniel Negreanu has published another video blog
, following up on his recent rant against former Full Tilt bosses Howard Lederer, Ray Bitar and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson.
Since Negreanu's first blog, Doyle Brunson this week chimed in with a controversial defense of Lederer and Ferguson, who he claimed were more innocent than many people perhaps believe.
In his defense of the two Full Tilt executives, Brunson among other things said to have been in contact with Lederer, who had told him straight to the eye that he did not know the company was in trouble leading up to Black Friday.
That may very well be, Negreanu says in his reply to the legend, but this is not really relevant, as Lederer and Co. still deliberately deceived players.
"Since my last video blog, Doyle Brunson, who I respect, decided to take to his blog to share his view of the Full Tilt situation. It's clear to me that obviously he had some ties in the past, and I think that a lot of the reason why he wrote what he wrote was because of a personal friendship," Negreanu says.
"I never considered Howard Lederer
or Chris Ferguson
a friend. I never really liked Ray Bitar, I never really knew him. But from a personality perspective, I always found Howard to be a condescending, arrogant douche bag, and Chris Ferguson I have caught on two occasions simply flat out lying for no apparent reason," he adds.
"What we can know for sure is this: post Black Friday, when the company was insolvent they were creating deposit bonuses and promotions
for players around the world, knowing full well that it was a money pit. That right there is something he [Lederer] was aware of."
The fact that the executives seemingly took time to look for offers for Full Tilt Poker instead of focusing on player payouts also enrages Negreanu, he says.
"What they should have done was to shut down, and take any deal. Instead, it looks like they were shopping around, and I don't think they were in a position to do that," the Canadian goes on before sending out a final piece of encouragement to the beleaguered poker site's former owners:
"If you really are innocent, you will have nothing to hide. Just tell the truth."
See the whole rant on YouTube here