His reason for not appealing? Not because he believes he’s guilty, but basically because he’s too cheap to pay for a lawyer. Perhaps Royce isn’t saving enough on his car insurance so he figures he’ll save money on his legal bills, even at the expense of his reputation.
Here’s a quote from Royce in Hunt’s report:
“I did not appeal the decision because I have been in Spain for the last 1 ½ [months] on vacation with my family, and for me to appeal, I would have to get a lawyer, and then get some experts to run tests and then get more experts to argue with their experts, or I can just pay $2500 fine, and sit out for one year,” Gracie wrote. “Well, I fight once a year anyway and it’s much cheaper to pay $2500 in fine then $10,000 retainer to attorney’s alone. As for my fans, those who believe me, believe me anyway, and those who don’t, does not matter what I do, or what I say, they will not believe anyway.”
So Royce, you mean to tell me that your precious reputation isn’t worth it?