Jared Huggins Turned down by The Big Game

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2011. February 01.
<strong>Jared Huggins</strong> lost his jobs and home in February, 2010 but was helped out by the poker community, which he became incredibly popular with due to his personality and touching videos. Even a proposal was made to get him into <a href="http://www.rakerace.com/poker-rooms/pokerstars/" title="PokerStars Room Review"><strong><em>PokerStars</em></strong></a>&rsquo; <em>The Big Game</em> show as Loose Cannon, but recently this has been turned down.
As we reported it earlier, hard time hit Jared ‘RelaxedPrecision’ Huggins in February, 2010. Although having three jobs at a time, he was unable to pay his rent and so he lost his home, followed by his jobs as well as his bankroll. By posting videos at the 2+2 forum (including the one seen below), however, he became increasingly popular with the poker community, which tried to help him. Today, he once again has a job and home.



During Fall, 2010 John ‘JimmyLegs’ Wray initiated a virtual proposal that was open to be signed by anybody who supported Huggins to become Loose Cannon on the next Big Game show. Thousands subscribed, including poker stars like Daniel Negreanu and Justin ‘BoostedJ’ Smith. After uploading his audition video, his featuring in the next season of the show was taken for granted, but now PokerStars rejected the idea.

“I got an email from PokerStars yesterday informing me that I was not selected to compete as a Loose Cannon on next season’s PokerStars Big Game. I wasn’t given any specific reason why I wasn’t selected, but I was thanked for trying out. TwoPlusTwo.com, thank all of you for supporting me and showing me love. To be loved was a dream come true for me. I'm convinced that love cures most illness,” Huggins wrote at 2+2, as cited by JimmyLegs.

Jared Huggins
Jared Huggins

Of course, this was shocking for the community; many express their disapproval of the decision. Daniel Negreanu wrote the following: “Just saw this and am absolutely shocked. I have no idea why he wasn't chosen. I know that FOX investigates contestants backgrounds, looking for any criminal past, etc. but I've got no clue why they wouldn't pick him. Sorry to all those that supported Jared, I was one of them.”

It is indeed hard to tell why PokerStars turned down the offer. The popular Huggins would most probably have attracted audience to the show; we really cannot see any cons of contracting him.
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