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In the first comment to this thread on the 17th, the poster asked if Mike would be willing to request a copy of the documentation surrounding this case and make it available to the public.

Mike replied that he had requested it and the moment he had it, he would make it public.

Yesterday, Mike posted that he was emailed the committee's findings.

Mike promised to make them public. He has not.

Some have said we have no right to certain details, and I would agree, except that Mike has repeatedly said he has nothing to hide and specifically said that he would make the committee findings public.

After all it is true that we only have one side of the story. We have been very harsh with the committee without hearing their findings also. The only way we will ever become privy to their side is if Mike would make their side public, because they are constrained from doing so themselves.

Aug. 19, 2015
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Thanks. That explains it.
Aug. 18, 2015
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Interesting Hendrik, but then how did Mike catch wind of “rumors” that he might be suspended?

Aug. 18, 2015
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Tim,

This is why seeing the findings of the Committee would be so helpful in rounding out the picture. I guess they could be posted here and that would answer a whole lot of questions.
Aug. 18, 2015
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Did you post the email with the findings you received from the committee? I haven't found it, but perhaps I missed it.
Aug. 18, 2015
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Adam - the thing is that the report, while brief, did not at all seem “vague.” It contained the “pre arranging” of a hand bit, which had crystal clear implications to most English speaking people, including Eric Rodwell as he has shared here.
Aug. 18, 2015
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Yes, Franck, the article was grossly misleading. I echo your sentiments. It sure did make it look just like that, in fact, I don't honestly see any other reasonable interpretation of it.

The reason any of us believed that Mike was guilty of so heinous a crime was because that's what the article said in so many words, why even Rodwell said “ I was sure shocked when someone pointed out the blurb in the Daily Bulletin that I missed earlier. I was truly amazed at what I read,
which sounded like you cold decked a hand”

I will sleep much better tonight than I did last night. I hope Mike will get a good night's sleep too.
Aug. 18, 2015
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LOL
Aug. 18, 2015
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Seeing “was found guilty” of “pre arranging” cards - how could that be reasonably interpreted as anything but cheating by anyone? Even Mike himself admitted that's how the article read to him as well.

I think the ACBL has some serious explaining to do to atone for their sins.
Aug. 18, 2015
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Mike,

Thank you for being willing to post, to answer our questions, and to subsequently make public the transcript or written findings of the committee.

A lesser man would probably be lawyering up and clamming up at this point. I am very sorry for my contribution in making your longest day quite so long.

One question. Did you really never hear about “pre arranging” a hand or the masterpoint removel until you read it in the Bulletin along with the rest of us? Something is terribly wrong with that if so.
Aug. 18, 2015
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Well, Mike has posted his story in a thread called “The Whole Story.”
Aug. 17, 2015
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Well, all due respect, if they could remove masterpoints for stupidity, the lifetime lists would look a WHOLE lot different than they do.
Aug. 17, 2015
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What were you found guilty of?
Aug. 17, 2015
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Good thing his team didn't win the Spingold. What a firestorm that would have ignited.
Aug. 17, 2015
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Roger, go easy on them. That poor committee took this case very seriously, after all they heard evidence and passed judgment only after 20 grueling minutes.

Somewhere in this thread I read that the committee met for only 20 minutes, it seems hard to believe, doesn't it?
Aug. 17, 2015
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**** The only right thing for me to do was to remove this and other like messages from this thread after reading Mike's “the Whole Story”
Aug. 17, 2015
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**** I voluntarily deleted this after Mike's “The Whole Story”
Aug. 17, 2015
Mario Fonzo edited this comment Aug. 18, 2015
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Thanks, Joe - That's a very important distinction. I apologize for getting it wrong. I will change my post immediately so that there is no misunderstanding. My mistake.
Aug. 17, 2015
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****I am voluntarily deleting this message.
Aug. 17, 2015
Mario Fonzo edited this comment Aug. 18, 2015
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Far too many big events have been decided by favorable committee rulings for any pro to very likely be willing to agree to forego that possible edge in my opinion.
Aug. 16, 2015
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