Fisherman to be Indicted After Insane Cheating Attempt in Local Ohio Tournament

Adam Taylor McKillop
Two fisherman were indicted on Wednesday after their insane cheating attempt in a local Ohio tournament.
Two fisherman were indicted on Wednesday after their insane cheating attempt in a local Ohio tournament. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

There are some stories in sports that are just so ridiculous, they're almost hard to believe. That's exactly the case of the Lake Erie Walleye Trail local fishing tournament in Ohio.

In what turned quickly into a national scandal, Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky were caught cheating in an attempt to win the tournament's $28,760 prize back on Sept. 30.

And now just two weeks later, ESPN reported that both Runyan and Cominsky will actually be indicted on felony charges for their participation in this scandal.

Below is a list of the charges brought against the two fisherman, who are due to be arraigned in court at the end of the month.

- cheating
- attempted grand theft
- possessing criminal tools

- unlawfully owning wild animals

News of the cheating scandal broke when the tournament director suspected Runyan and Cominsky of malpractice, indicating their fish were much heavier than traditional ones of that length. Tournament officials investigated the matter and learned Runyan and Cominsky were stuffing the fish they caught with various fishing weights and the fillets of other fish.

Below is a video of CNN's initial report on the scandal for more information.

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