The CPL Poker Podcast is taking “very seriously” the allegations that Karaoke Phil Fuehrer took part in some illegal, underground softball games, one of which reportedly turned violent, and he could face suspension from the Podcast and future CPL Poker Leagues if his participation in the games is confirmed.
“We take this very seriously” the CPL said in a statement. “As part of the investigation, the CPL will interview Mr. Fuehrer.”
The allegations, being first reported here, are that the amateur poker player played in at least two seasons worth of softball games, at least one of which took place at some of the best fields in the Twin Cities where “alcohol was openly used on the bench” and a fight nearly broke out when several players were upset after being on the wrong side “of a potentially bad call.”
According to the story, details of which were reportedly provided by another player at the games, Fuehrer “tried to distance himself from the game,” once the violence began to escalate. “He just shook his head, not knowing what the hell happened,” the whistle-blower revealed. “He didn’t want to deal with it at all. He was like, ‘OK, whatever. It’s just a game.’ After everything that happened, he finished the games and left the fields.”
Various reports have the games under investigation taking place as far back as 1994.
Although the CPL’s investigation centers upon Fuehrer’s softball playing he is not thought to have placed any side or prop bets on the outcome of any poker games, still, the fact that he may have disregarded previous CPL warnings is said to have angered CPL executives.
According to one CPL executive, the CPL has yet to positively determine that Fuehrer took part in the games, which reportedly included a variety of “everyday community people – engineers, day workers and the like.” But, may have also included new KWSN 1230 Sports Radio Personality Chris Tubbs.
“I could see us trying to pursue this a lot further,” the executive said. “The truth is still out there somewhere.”