Man Accused of Manslaughter Wins $101,444 at WSOP Main EventJuly 19, 2017 2:33 pm
On April 26, Florida man Paul Senat was released from jail on a $35,000 bond connected to a manslaughter case involving the death of Darryl Rudolph, the father of New York Giants undrafted free agent Travis Rudolph. Rather than keeping a low profile, however, Senat, 37, decided to enter the $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, and is now making all the headlines after finishing 70th out of 7,221 players for a $101,444 payday.
Day 6 of the gruelling WSOP Main Event saw 85 survivors return to the Rio, with Senat eventually eliminated after attempting an all-in bluff holding 10d-8d on a Kc-5s-3s-6s board, only to be called by Jonathan Dwek (Kd-6d) with two pair. Apart from his deep run at this year’s WSOP, Senat apparently has just one other poker tournament cash dating back to 2011, according to the Hendon Mob, having finished the $1,080 Christmas Classic in 26th place for $2,753 at Florida’s Palm Beach Kennel Club.
Senat was released on bail just one day after allegedly firing an AK-47 assault rifle at Sugar Daddy’s Adult Cabaret in West Palm Beach, in which he has a part business interest. Senat was in a backroom when he discharged the weapon, with the bullet then passing through a wall and injuring Rudolph, who was contracted to change the office’s air conditioning filter. Rudolph subsequently died the following day, with Senat claiming that the rifle was in the club for protection, and was fired accidentally as the safety catch was not engaged. As a result, the incident is currently being considered a manslaughter case, and as a police report stated at the time explains:
“The night club was open for business and crowded with patrons. The gun had a safety that was not engaged thereby making it exposed to its dangerous effects.. Senat’s conduct was a grossly careless disregard of the safety and welfare of others.”
In the meantime, Paul Senat’s past brushes with the law includes 6 minor traffic violations over a ten-year period ending 2007, in addition to 3 eviction filings, 3 foreclosures, and a civil domestic violence incident.