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Monday, November 07, 2016

Messy dispute over fishing tournament's $2.8M top prize hooks federal judge

A messy controversy over the $2.8 million top prize in “the world’s largest billfish tournament” has turned into a federal case, according to a report Saturday.

The Baltimore Sun reports the dispute arose after a Florida angler caught the winning 76.5-pound white marlin in the White Marlin Open in August. Organizers said Phil Heasley lied about the big catch and then flunked two lie-detector tests.

The Sun reports that organizers now want a federal judge to disqualify Heasley so they can redistribute the $2.8 million to the also-rans. Heasley hasn’t seen a dime yet and wants the judge to rule in his favor.



Anonymous said...

It's a fishing tournament!!! Nobody cares. Move on.

Anonymous said...

It's a $2.8 million dollar fishing tournament!!! A lot of people care. The tournament will cease to exist if no one trusts the outcome.

Anonymous said...

Donate the money to the Military Vets and we all win