The Muck: Kuraitis, Stones Lash Out After Twitter Silence

The Stones Twitter account has been firing lasers in the days following the conclusion of the court case.

The court case may have wrapped up but the court of public opinion isn't done with the story of Mike Postle and his underhanded exploits at the poker tables of Stones Gambling Hall.

And at least one of the alleged antagonists is refusing to stay silent.

House tournament director Justin Kuraitis and the official Stones Twitter account have been on the warpath in the days following the settlement of the civil case by a majority of the plaintiffs. PokerNews was able to report today that $40,000 was paid out by the venue in that settlement.

Unsatisfied by the somewhat quiet ending with a nominal payment to the affected parties, the poker community has been voicing plenty of displeasure on Twitter. And both Stones and Kuraitis have been responding in kind.

A Year of Pent-Up Tweets

Following the initial breaking of the story, last October, Kuraitis tweeted that Stones would be suspending its livestreamed cash games on Oct. 2. After that, his account went silent until just days ago, when he retweeted the local newspaper's story about the settlement.

At first, he merely responded to tweets directed his way by reposting the story. He then proceeded to maintain Postle's innocence, and that all of the evidence against him was "cherry-picked."

After that, though, things began to get heated. Kuraitis wasn't shy about letting people know that he felt vindicated and he believed the statement from VerStandig removed all doubt about his innocence.

Stones Account Active as Well

The gloating wasn't limited to Kuraitis' account, either. The official Stones account has taken a very similar tack, with tweets that have mimicked Kuraitis' in both tone and content.

It seems if Kuraitis really is "guilty until proven innocent" as his Twitter bio proclaims, it's a role he's decided to embrace with his antagonistic Twitter attitude.

  • Read about the social media back-and-forth that's followed the Stones settlement.

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