According to Wise, it was because he allowed Neverwin Poker’s Todd Whittles (aka Dan Druff) to participate in an ESPN.com poker think tank. As you recall, Druff, along with Bryan Micon from NWP, were
Responding to backlash from 2+2 members for banning Wise, Malmuth attempted to clear the air last night by claiming that Wise was not banned because of the Dan Druff association, but instead, because he allegedly promoted himself on the forum.
Wise has been a self promoter, he has already been given a few vacations for spamming, we have given him a second chance more than once, we have had very bad personal communication where he has accused me of hating him and yet I didn’t even know anything about him at that time, and so on.
Without ranking Wise through the mud, we’re giving him yet another chance to come back. So it’s up to him.
2+2 members however aren’t buying Malmuth’s explanation, saying that he is being “disingenuous” and that Wise is “a valuable member of the community,” “one of the very best (posters on 2+2),” and “one of the true nuggets of greatness (on the forum).” They also point out that Wise’s account status still shows that he is banned, which you can see here.
In related news, stay tuned for the unveiling of the Wicked Chops Poker forum this summer.