By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Fishermen Chase Comisky and his tournament partner Jake Runyon were disqualified from a tournament on Friday. This happened after an event on Lake Erie.
The two men were competing in a Walleye Trail Championship event. They were allegedly caught cheating — and it was caught on video.
Comisky and Runyon are accused of stuffing their five fish with weights. This increased the weight of the fish overall.
Runyon looked on shocked when an official caught open the fish — which was caught on cell phone video — with the weights in a bin. Multiple weights can be seen in the video.
Other anglers in the tournament were furious with the cheating anglers.
Initially, Comisky and Runyon were named the Team of the Year. However, once the cheating scandal came to light, another team received that honor.
Plus, another duo won the tournament.
The police were called. At this time, we do not know if they were arrested.
With an excessive amount of money in play by winning a tournament, the two anglers could face fraud charges.
According to Sports Illustrated, these two men were also involved in another controversy last year. This happened at the Fall Brawl fishing tournament.
One of the two men failed a polygraph test. As a result, they were disqualified from that tournament win as well.
Polygraph tests are given to anglers at fishing tournaments to determine that their wins are legit. And there was no cheating going on behind the officials’ backs when they were out on their boats.