Prostitution Charges dropped against Greg Raymer

by Jeremy Olson on October 13, 2013

Following months of scrutiny for his prostitution arrest in March, Greg “FossilMan” Raymer finally got some good news. As reported by TMZ, prosecutors in the case have decided to drop charges against the 2004 WSOP Main Event winner.

The driving motivation behind dropping the charges was Raymer’s commitment to community service. He served 75 hours at a North Carolina non-profit organization to avoid jail time and/or fines.

This is certainly a step in the right direction for Raymer, who’s faced a lot of social repercussions for his actions. Court documents state that he wanted to perform an “abominable and detestable crime against nature” with the prostitute, which has fueled endless speculation.

He also underwent a mental health evaluation and had to apologize to his family. The latter was really painful because Raymer has a wife and kids. One more negative result of his crime included being asked to step down from his position on the Poker Players Alliance board.

Now months removed from his prostitution arrest, Raymer will hope to rebuild his reputation and poker career. As for the latter, he’s only earned $31,864 in 2013 and is on pace for his lowest total since 2003. But if previous history is any indication, we can count on a big turnaround at some point. The 49-year-old has made between $90,000 and $780,927 every year from 2004-2012.

His career highlight includes winning the 2004 Main Event and a massive $5 million prize. But Raymer has proved to be far more than just a one-hit wonder since he’s also made several WSOP final tables and won four Heartland Poker Tour titles. The latter is a record among all HPT players.