Prahlad Friedman has caused controversy after he exploded in a series of rants on his Twitter during the weekend. Friedman among other things accused Isaac Haxton and Justin Bonomo for cheating.
Newly signed UB Poker pro Prahlad Friedman
has once again caused controversy, this time after he seemingly had a minor meltdown during the weekend.
Without any warning or any further explanations, the cash game specialist used his Twitter
to send out a series of accusations against especially Isaac Haxton and Justin Bonomo, who he alleged to be sharing and switching accounts.
"Isaac Haxton and Justin Bonomo share and switch accounts often. Was playing random guy and looked up his stats. Identical to Hax," Friedman wrote.
"Haxton knows I don't want to play him, so scummy. Beware of their scummy tactics. They have been doing this for years. No more."
The accusations soon found their way to the TwoPlusTwo poker forum
, where Friedman's meltdown was the topic of the day yesterday.
Justin Bonomo later publicly replied to Friedman in a thread
, denying all accusations of cheating.
"Up until earlier today I had a lot of respect for Prahlad. I am currently in San Francisco on vacation with my girlfriend, and was not happy when I heard Prah was tweeting baseless accusations about myself and Ike," he wrote.
"While I did some things I'm not proud of when I was 19, I was given a second chance and take that very seriously. I have not done anything unethical in poker in 5+ years now."
"I hold myself to a very high ethical standard. I am unbelievably lucky to have been given a second chance, and I'm not going to squander that. Needless to say, I don't take these accusations Prah has been throwing around lightly," he added.
Bonomo also used the opportunity to issue a challenge to Friedman to prove his points, suggesting that the two play 10,000 hands of $50/$100 NLHE on no less than three tables.
Friedman, however, has not yet responded to this, just like no word has yet come out from the other accused player, Isaac Haxton.