People cheating in professional competitions has always been an issue. In most cases once people successfully cheat one time they continue doing so until they get caught. In the case of the season ending Lake Erie Walleye Trail series cheating scandal it looks to be another example of people using shady tactics to get a leg up on the competition, and it appears this may be the culmination of years of cheating.
Details on Why Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky Were Caught Cheating with Lead Weights in Walleye Tournament Cheater Scandal
According to reports from Toledo Blade the Walleye Cheating Scandal was uncovered after a tournament director discovered lead weights hidden inside fish caught by Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky. The Lake Erie Walleye Trail Championship is judged based on the weight of your total catches. According to reports Runyan and Cominsky used lead weights and fish filets from other fish to add 8 pounds. They packed lead weights between the fish filets in the midsection of the Walleye tournament fish to create a natural look.
The first prize of this tournament was $45,000, but they had also won qualifying events this year with prizes of $10,000 or more. Take a look at some photos from the moment they were caught cheating with the lead weights in their fish.
Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky Failed a Polygraph in a Blaster Walleye Fall Brawl Cheating Scandal
As aforementioned usually when people get caught cheating they have been doing it for awhile before their sketchy ways were exposed. In this instance Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky were actually caught cheating during the October 2021 Blaster Walleye Fall Brawl Tournament where they won a boat. In that situation Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky failed a polygraph test, which led to them being disqualified and having to forfeit their prizes. At the time they denied cheating, but here they are again caught in another Walleye tournament cheating scandal.
Just like in relationships it’s safe to say once a cheater always a cheater.