Former World Series of Poker Main Event Winner Greg “Fossilman” Raymer Arrested in Prostitution Sting at Wake Forest, NC Hotel
”Fossilman”, Greg Raymor goes ”all-in” for prostitution sting …
Former 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Greg “Fossilman” Raymer has been arrested in a prostitution sting in Wake Forest, NC. Raymer should have obviously folded, as opposed to going all in responding to a prostitution ad. A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said Greg Raymer was one of six men who went to the hotel when they responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes. The bond for the men was set at $1,000 and they due to appear in court on April 18, 2013.
As the “Gambler” Kenny Rogers sang … “You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away and know when to run.”
From ABC, WTVD:
A former winner of the World Series of Poker was arrested in a prostitution sting at a Wake Forest hotel earlier this week, according to police.
A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said Gregory Paul Raymer, 48, was one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a popular website men often seek out female prostitutes.
The men face misdemeanor charges of prostitution and attempted crimes against nature.
Raymer, nicknamed “Fossilman,” is best known for winning the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event. According to Wake County records, Raymer owns a house in Wakefield valued at $1.6 million.
Greg Raymer’s attorney, Wade Smith, issued a statement:
“Mr. Raymer is very sorry for this lapse in judgment. He regrets deeply the pain he has caused his family, friends and fans. Mr. Raymer is grateful for the many expressions of support he has received.”
In another situation of seven degrees of separation, one of the other arrested in the prostitution sting was 41 year old Christopher Burell Shella. Why is this bizarre? Christopher Burell Shella once worked as an attorney for Duke Lacrosse faux accuser Crystal Mangum after she was arrested on murder charges in 2011. What are the odds? Life is stranger than fiction.