Jay "Whojedi" Newnum Caught Stealing Dealer Tips at Foxwoods
News that Jay "Whojedi" Newnum, a popular video blogger and tournament photographer who was caught stealing tips from the dealer tip jar at Foxwoods, has stirred a lot controversy in the poker industry.
Posted by Coffee January 12, 2014
On January 9, a Facebook post
by the UAW’s Local 2121 (http://region9a.uaw.org/local2121/index.cfm?action=cat&categoryID=559E3C78-738E-42A6-9DCD-C174522891BA) (which manages the dealers’ representation at Foxwoods) indicated that poker photojournalist Jay “WhoJedi” Newnum had been arrested at Foxwoods for stealing tips out of the dealers’ dropboxes during their December Megastack tournament series. One day later, a story by Pokerfuse (http://pokerfuse.com/news/industry/photo-journalist-jay-whojedi-newnum-charged-with-larceny-10-01/) reiterated the allegations and cited court documents that indicated Mr. Newnum’s plea, guilt, and subsequent adjudication.
Tangentially, the 2121’s post was reposted (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/jay-whojedi-newnum-caught-stealing-foxwoods-1405621/) into the News, Views and Gossip section of TwoPlusTwo on the same day the Pokerfuse story broke. What has followed has been over 500 posts that have touched on a variety of topics surrounding the event, but even more disturbingly, cries of condemnation and contempt for the existing poker media coverage of the event. The thread has created a sharp divide between the players themselves and those who report on all things poker.
(see the link to read the rest) > http://quadjacks.com/the-fallout-from-foxwoods/