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Thursday, July 06, 2017

A Really Well Done White Marlin Tournament Article

Trial begins to settle $2.8M fishing tourney prize

It started in the open ocean off Maryland last summer and it's likely to conclude in a federal courtroom in Baltimore.

The battle over $2.8 million in prize money from the White Marlin Open fishing tournament went to trial Monday in U.S. District Court.

On the line for three New Jersey men is $2.3 million of the pot.

Trenton police officer Brian Suschke, Trenton firefighter Rich Kosztyu and Ocean County boat owner Damien Romeo were ecstatic after winning $767,091 for catching a 236.5-pound tuna at the August competition in Ocean City, Md.

Then, the friends and fishing partners found out their catch might actually be worth millions.

In late August, the tournament announced that a Florida boat - the Kallianassa out of Naples, Fla. - may have violated tournament rules in the white marlin category. The boat caught the sole qualifying fish in the category.

The tournament suspended the $2.8 million payout to the Kallianassa's winning angler, Phillip Heasley, and filed legal action in a Maryland court seeking a judge to decide the outcome. The case was moved to federal court later in 2016.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nah, not really. There are rules, someone cheated, that someone got caught, money distributed, cheater no longer can play. End of story.

Nothing really new here, just court system and the painstaking time it takes to come to a conclusion.

ONLY a month until 2018 WHITE MARLIN TOURNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

I thought it was already settled? The guy cheated and won't be getting any prize money.

Jim said...

Article written before outcome, not sure why editors did not clarify this.

Anonymous said...

Y'all need to reread the article. The judgement is over, but the article addresses where the remaining unrewarded prize money goes to. The winners of the Tuna competition are in line to get 2.3 m of the unrewarded 2.8m.

But you just read the headlines and comment, right?

Unknown said...

Blogger Jim said...
Article written before outcome, not sure why editors did not clarify this.

July 6, 2017 at 7:21 PM

Ok thanks.

Unknown said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Y'all need to reread the article. The judgement is over, but the article addresses where the remaining unrewarded prize money goes to. The winners of the Tuna competition are in line to get 2.3 m of the unrewarded 2.8m.

But you just read the headlines and comment, right?

July 6, 2017 at 10:35 PM

In this case yes. Speaking for myself it was a closed matter to me and I'm really not that interested in it any longer. But thanks for your snarky response. We were just talking about people like you yesterday. Thanks for the most recent example.

Anonymous said...

Well, Unknown, if you're not that damned interested in the matter anymore, why comment at all on it, and further come back and snark at me because you got called out for being wrong?

Shove that snark up your wazoo!

Unknown said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Well, Unknown, if you're not that damned interested in the matter anymore, why comment at all on it, and further come back and snark at me because you got called out for being wrong?

Shove that snark up your wazoo!

July 7, 2017 at 7:15 AM

because I can for one thing. You have issues beyond what most display on here but again, thanks for the example. So now I am the "snarky" one?! You must be a democrat also. Have a nice day if that's possible for you.