WSOP run ends for ex-Patriots DL Seymour

Jose Verdugo
Julio 12, 2019

The most impressive performance from a celebrity/athlete in tournament history has come from former New England Patriots defensive tackle Richard Seymour.

The World Series of Poker's main event in Las Vegas is the most prestigious poker tournament each year, with several celebrities and ex-athletes joining the fray in pursuit of the $10 million first-place prize.

Seymour is guaranteed $35,000 for reaching day five of the tournament.

After winning three Super Bowl rings in New England, Seymour was on the verge of possibly adding another piece of coveted jewelry to his personal collection: A diamond bracelet, which will be given to the victor of the Main Event at the 2019 World Series of Poker.

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Seymour peaked early in the day with about 3.6 million chips and spent a brief stretch playing with another National Football League alumnus, former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Stocz.

Seymour came up short of the $10 million grand prize and the diamond bracelet awarded to the victor, but his impressive run at the table earned him a $59,295 payday.

Seymour pulled in a total of $89.5 million during his 12-year playing career, which included seven trips to the Pro Bowl. He was traded to the Raiders in 2009 and played his final four seasons in Oakland.

As for his poker career, Seymour is no slouch.

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