WATCH: Winners of Cleveland fishing tournament caught cheating, stuffed weights in fishes

In the video that has now gone viral, the official pulls out one or two lead weights from inside the fish.

SportsTiger StaffAuthor

Updated - 02 October 2022 12:52 PM

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Professional fisherman Jake Runyan has been embroiled in a big controversy as viral of video of him getting caught in a cheating scandal goes viral. The Cleveland fishing tournament winners Jake and his partner Chase Cominsky had their victory stripped after weights and fillets were found inside Walleye fishes.

In the video that has now gone viral, the official pulls out one or two lead weights from inside the fish, as well as filets cut from smaller fish. Soon after the revelation, the crowd  can be heard yelling, urging to “call the cops”.

Watch the video here:

In December of 2021, Runyan and his partner Chase Cominsky won both the Blaster Walleye Fall Brawl and the Walleye Slam to earn the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Championship. Along with the title, the duo also took home a hefty $306,000 as prize money. However, these wins are now under scrutiny after the cheating scandal.

While the duo haven't been charged with a crime yet, they can face charges in upcoming days as tournaments have prizes worth of $100,000, including boats.

 

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