Phil Mickelson has continued to fight his corner on Twitter after a story re-emerged of his involvement in a gambling pool from 23 years ago.
Lefty is back in Detroit to play in the Rocket Mortgage Classic for the first time, but a story has resurfaced from 1997 which linked him to a mob-connected bookmaker, 'Dandy' Don DeSeranno.
Glenn Cohen, who is Mickelson's attorney, explained to ESPN what happened in the case over 20 years ago, a case in which Mickelson was absolutely cleared of any wrongdoing and could've been part of a $500,000 win.
Hold the media accountable since they rarely are. Local media do this often, use famous people when they come to town to increase their own exposure. Often we just don’t come back nor get involved in the causes. Media colleagues should be bringing this to light but never do.— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) July 4, 2021
"Phil and a bunch of buddies were betting on sports and they pooled their money and they made a large bet. The bottom line is Phil wasn't paid," said Cohen.
"The guy who took the bet turned out to be a crook and Phil didn't know it. But it's irrelevant. Whether this guy was the worst human being alive or had anything to do with Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance, what is the newsworthiness of this article now? There isn't any."