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  • squidkill

    So Seth Yates ran 3 SB pools on twitter. Took 3 K from all different people via PayPal and Venmo and never paid out the winners. He hasn’t tweeted since Super Bowl Sunday but has been active on RG as early as yesterday. I wasn’t a victim but he just screwed 3 K from members of the DFS community and maybe some people in this very forum. He was an Active poster on RG and also wrote a few columns in the past. Anyone hear anything? The guy use to tweet everyday all day and now nothing. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

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  • squidkill

    Some people say he’s a solid dude. I don’t know him but this is truly messed up. Dude is on an island with your money. Gif credit to bradizpro.

  • jtkucheck

    Gotta be more to the story here… seems like a pretty small amount to rip and run on

  • Russthabus26

    I was affected the most. I had two different boards with 3/3 so he owes me a thousand dollars. I reached out here quietly (for a welfare check at first) and never got a response. Seems like a small amount i was concerned for his health.

  • Russthabus26

    I did receive help from RG just never an answer. I will clarify.

  • Southie777

    This is crazy, if true. I GOTTA think there’s a perfectly valid reason to all this. I’ve followed him on Twitter for a while now and, while I’ve never partaken in any of his square pools, I wouldn’t have really thought anything of it. Seems like a well-known and respected member of the DFS community. Hadn’t noticed that he hadn’t tweeted since the SB, that’s the one thing that does seem a bit suspect, as he seems to tweet a good amount.

  • Cameron

    RG Co-Founder

    • 2014 FanDuel NFL Survivor Champion

    • 2016 RG Season Long Champion: NFL

    Sorry to hear about all of this. We hope Seth is OK and prepared to pay out those involved. To clarify, Seth is unaffiliated with RotoGrinders. He did work for the site in the past, but has been unaffiliated since August of 2017. We’ll continue to leave this forum thread open to help users try to locate him.

  • squidkill

    @Southie777 said...

    This is crazy, if true. I GOTTA think there’s a perfectly valid reason to all this. I’ve followed him on Twitter for a while now and, while I’ve never partaken in any of his square pools, I wouldn’t have really thought anything of it. Seems like a well-known and respected member of the DFS community. Hadn’t noticed that he hadn’t tweeted since the SB, that’s the one thing that does seem a bit suspect, as he seems to tweet a good amount.

    Exactly. I know guys who have reached out but no response yet. I figured guys in here would have gotten some squares because we all thought he was a standup guy. Did great in those preseason dfs breakdowns. I also think he ran a pool last year without any issues. 🤷‍♂️

  • ClevelandPhil

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    I was in this contest that he ran in 2016: https://rotogrinders.com/threads/fck-challenge-follow-along-low-stakes-1133335?page=1

    He collected $700 total for that contest, paid out in about a week, and was transparent about any delays. He has a history of paying out, so hopefully you guys get your $ and there are just some unforeseen circumstances causing an issue here.

  • Lee123

    He “wants to be” a pro, but perennially loses in contests. Also, the “he’s run a pool before” thought is also silly. Many people who steal money have run honest operations prior…

  • squidkill

    What would be interesting is if he deposited any $$ on any DFS sites this week or if he played any DFS at all this week??

  • yisman

    @squidkill said...

    What would be interesting is if he deposited any $$ on any DFS sites this week or if he played any DFS at all this week??

    His profile doesn’t display any results from February. Fanduel/DK

  • squidkill

    The plot/ story is picking up steam on Twitter. He did have 13.2 twitter followers and he followed most back as well.

  • djjoeyg

    He is getting blasted on twitter!

    I watched his 10 min pizza eating competition for the first time today. Dude seriously folded after eating one slice of thin crust. They always say look for the warning signs….

  • Bam79

    He has no defense for not informing people what’s up with their cash. I see people mentioning that they “hope he’s alright”, etc..

    He’s been able to log into RG yesterday and today, sooo.. It’s pretty clear he’s ducking people. Sad.

  • Lee123

    You cant check if he’s played on FD/DK because he never wins

  • squidkill

    @Bam79 said...

    He has no defense for not informing people what’s up with their cash. I see people mentioning that they “hope he’s alright”, etc..

    He’s been able to log into RG yesterday and today, sooo.. It’s pretty clear he’s ducking people. Sad.

    Pretty simple. Send out one tweet. “Hey guys I’m working on the payouts’ I’ll be in touch”. Something, anything. Or. “I’ve had a family emergency, I’ll be in touch”. It’s pretty easy.

  • Russthabus26

    @squidkill said...

    Pretty simple. Send out one tweet. “Hey guys I’m working on the payouts’ I’ll be in touch”. Something, anything. Or. “I’ve had a family emergency, I’ll be in touch”. It’s pretty easy.

    Pretty simple. Send out one tweet. “Hey guys I’m working on the payouts’ I’ll be in touch”. Something, anything. Or. “I’ve had a family emergency, I’ll be in touch”. It’s pretty easy.

    ^this 100%.
    The longer it goes and the fact that he’s been active on RG since the superbowl makes me much less concerned about his welfare and simply just mystified. Again i stand to lose the most money in this situation. He did win one square so technically he’s only absconded with 2750 not 3k.

    Surely though SOMEONE at RG has to know him personally or have his cell #?

  • Southie777

    What if I told you…

  • 2Slik

    @djjoeyg said...

    I watched his 10 min pizza eating competition for the first time today. Dude seriously folded after eating one slice of thin crust. They always say look for the warning signs…

  • mileyvirus

    Probably paying those court fees

    https://www.rapsheets.org/ohio/lebanon-jail/Yates_Seth/20184325

  • thebob

    Looks like he has tweeted in last couple hours… I may be wrong.

  • mileyvirus

    @thebob said...

    Looks like he has tweeted in last couple hours… I may be wrong.

    Nah. That’s just someone trolling. Look at the actual twitter handle, not the name they can edit. Someone is pulling a draftcheat.

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