Ted Forrest Could Sue Mike Matusow Over Prop Bet Gone WrongSeptember 26, 2014 2:09 pm
Earlier this month, we reported on the growing hostility between Ted Forrest and Mike Matusow over an unpaid prop bet after the former managed to shed an impressive 50lbs of weight back in 2010. According to the terms of their agreement, Matusow was then supposed to pay Forrest a whopping $2 million, but, instead, the eccentric poker pro claimed he did not have the money and so the duo having been at loggerheads ever since.
The situation then seemed to come to a head just over a week ago when 6-times WSOP bracelet winner Ted Forrest announced Matusow has paid him just $70,500 over the past 4 years, which subsequently elicited a sharp response from Matusow, who said he did not intend to pay back any more money, tweeting back:
“So stop lying about me to people in public or I will out you for the thief and crook that you are, take care my friend, Mike.”
That, and a number of other comments alleging he was drunk at the time, and suggesting Forrest may had broken the terms of the bet by taking drugs to help him lose weight, hasn’t gone down at all well and now Ted Forrest has indicated he may have to resort to recovering the money through the law courts. Talking about the whole controversial issue, made even more controversial by the fact both players are currently nominees for this year’s Poker Hall of Fame, Forrest explained in an interview with cardplayer.com:
“I have never sued anyone in my life. Right now, Mike is actually trying to work out some sort of possible solution. I hope it doesn’t come to [a lawsuit]. I hope Mike works out some sort of solution, but if he doesn’t, I am probably going to use that as a last recourse.”
Whether or not Forrest would find any more success in a law court isn’t at all clear, however, especially with Mike Matusow having had a long history of drug addiction and substance abuse throughout his life. In 2004, for instance, Matusow spent 6 months in jail for possession of drugs, but still managed to lose $250,000 placing sports bets over the prison phone.