Simon's whole interview struck me as someone who was basically repeating the same things we've all heard. While I'm sure the players have more inside knowledge than we do, I doubt if they all know each other all that well. They don't all stay at the same hotels.
Simon could've been referring to Ernests' "professional girlfriends" lifestyle.
As for Haas, big deal. Ernests has said things people didn't want to hear so he'll have to put up with people doing the same. Although it gets tiring that all everybody focuses on is the money issue. Sometimes I feel like there's a lot of jealousy going around