Ted Forrest Could Sue Mike Matusow Over Prop Bet Gone Wrong

Ted Forrest Could Sue Mike Matusow Over Prop Bet Gone WrongEarlier 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.

Poker News
08 May 2018
Best selling author Maria Konnikova, famous for such books as How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (2013) and The Confidence Game (2016), decided to turn her psychology and writing skills towards the subject of poker in early 2017. At the time, though, the Harvard University educated Ph.D. in psychology admitted to not even knowing how
10 Apr 2018
Here is a round-up of some of the latest poker news to make the headlines over the past few days, including a poker pro scamming travelers out of money, a controversial late half-price offer being made for the HPT Main Event at the Westgate Las Vegas, and Doug Polk finally being blocked from accessing Daniel
29 Mar 2018
Last week, Francisco Vallejo Pons, a Spanish chess Grandmaster, pulled out of the European Individual Championship in Batumi, Georgia having made it through to the competition’s fifth round. Vallejo had previously won the event in 2013, and was this year’s fourth placed seed, with the tournament acting as an important qualifier for the 2019 Chess
28 Mar 2018
In March 2017, Bill Perkins offered Jaime and Matt Staples a prop bet at odds of 50-1 that they could not get within a pound of bodyweight of one another inside of a year. At the time, Jaime weighed 140kg (315lbs) compared to 60 kg (135lbs) for Matt, but undaunted by the size of their