BillyS - 4:22 pm on Mar 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
From memory, I think his site was indeed quite spammy with ads.
My guess is he was a premier publisher (20 million page views per month). He likely made the mistake of following the Adsense Advisor advice and was then crushed by Panda.
Forget about the ads for a second, did you ever read the articles. They were good... His downfall was listening to the Adsense side of the house.