Poker pro Antonio Esfandiari disqualified for peeing at table
Antonio Esfandiari has apologized for his actions after he was disqualified from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event this week for relieving himself into a bottle at a table during the tournament.
The three-time World Series of Poker bracelet-winner claims he couldn’t make it to the restroom due to the debilitating aftermath of trying to win a prop bet with amateur poker player Bill Perkins.
Esfandiari had wagered $50,000 on a bet with Perkins that he could not use lunges only to get around for a period of 48 hours. His attempt to do so began on Jan. 8 and it apparently left Esfandiari incredibly sore and incapable of walking.
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And while he emerged victorious in the wager, the aftermath of his attempt ultimately led to a situation — himself relieving himself into a bottle at a table — that prompted his disqualification from the tournament.
“I can sit here and try to explain and justify but at the end of the day my actions were completely unacceptable,” he said in a statement, via the Toronto Star. “What’s done is done.
“All I can do is learn from my mistakes and grow from them. I have apologized to anyone and everyone who may have been affected and will continue to do so.”
Esfandiari has stated he will donate the $50,000 won from his prop to charity. What a relief.