One Drop Wizard Daniel Colman Takes Exception To ESPN Characterization

"I do not care about poker."

Poker’s so-called anti-hero Daniel Colman, the winner of the $15M first place prize in the ESPN televised Big One For One Drop Tournament decided he has a little more to say.

After the airing of the final episode, and the subsequent media storm about just how tame Colman’s reaction was, Colman took to his recently active Twitter account to rebuff his characterization by announcer Lon McEachern and his heads-up opponent Daniel Negreanu.

He tweets on again about his decision to decline to talk to the media and even claims that he “misrepresented” himself initially.

At the same time, over at 4Flush, Steve Ruddock does a little celebrating of our emo champ in his latest column where he calls the “conflicted superstar” another welcome archetype to the cast of poker characters.

While Colman would not likely appreciate being cast in this role, if he’s keeping it 100, he’s sure to understand that it’s somewhat of his own doing. One doesn’t enter the biggest tournament of the year, one that was previously advertised to be televised, win the damn thing and expect those that are covering it (and the industry) to simply leave you alone with that regard.

Read: Daniel Colman Is the Bill Belichek of Poker, and That’s a Good Thing

It looks like Colman’s coming out of his shell, at least a little, though his Twitter account has only a total of 11 tweets (at the time of this writing), almost all have come in the past two weeks despite his page saying it was established in July 2012 (may be a misclick).

It’s something his fans are sure to appreciate.

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