Patriots Legend Richard Seymour Shining at World Series of Poker

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

He'd have to win a major event to earn anything close to what he made as a football player, but Seymour is continuing to gain traction in a second career of sorts on the poker circuit.

The World Series of Poker's main event in Las Vegas is the most prestigious poker tournament each year, with several celebrities and ex-athletes joining the fray in pursuit of the $10 million first-place prize.

After starting Day 5 of the tournament in 35th out of 1,286, Seymour spent most of the day at the featured ESPN table. Seymour went into Tuesday with 2.5 million and was able to add 150,000 to his chip total over the course of the day.

Be sure to catch exclusive streaming of WSOP action on CBS All Access. Entering Wednesday, Seymour was one of 354 players remaining in the tournament.

Seymour received a generous flop, as the Kc-6h-2d board gave him a pair of kings and the lead.

Seymour is no poker novice, winning almost $500,000 in his poker career, per ESPN's Tim Fiorvanti. He was traded to the Raiders in 2009 and played his final four seasons in Oakland.

The man has done extremely well at winning money from poker over the years and has lasted decently long in WSOP Main Events in the past. According to Cardplayer.com he's won $575,448 in casino events and $147,851 on the World Poker Tour.

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