During the break the floor-staff come over to the PokerNews desk and told us their side of the story after having watched the footage of the hand.
The floor made clear that the video surveillance did not record sound, but this what they saw.
McLean Karr had bet the river and his opponent made the call after thinking for a long time. Karr then picked up his hand, and released them face down. The dealer picked them up, and moved them to the muck. Once again, any verbal actions weren't recorded.
The other player had tabled his cards, ace-five, and the dealer scooped them up and brought them out for everyone to see, in the middle of the table. At this point she started pushing the pot over to the player in seat one, and Karr attempted to reach over the dealer's hand in an attempt to revive his cards.
This failed, and that's when the controversy started. We described the rest in an earlier post.
The floor just wanted to make clear the dealer followed the procedure on this hand.