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Old 03-17-2019, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by wojtek View Post
25 grand bond? I bet people had smaller bonds if they killed somebody.

Perhaps this is not the redneck methhead fckface's err umm gentleman's first arrest. I'll be willing to bet this is not the first time he has been on the wrong side of the law.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:04 PM
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Thatís an interesting concept. Cheating in any competition where money is involved could net the same result. Should the crew chief that cheats in nascar serve jail time? They most likely cost somebody big $ís. Where do you draw the line. If somebody sped on out row to gain an advantage to win the race would you send them to the slammer. It most likely would have been done on purpose with the intent of winning them more money.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by storytime View Post
Thatís an interesting concept. Cheating in any competition where money is involved could net the same result. Should the crew chief that cheats in nascar serve jail time? They most likely cost somebody big $ís. Where do you draw the line. If somebody sped on out row to gain an advantage to win the race would you send them to the slammer. It most likely would have been done on purpose with the intent of winning them more money.

Thats a valid point. The difference is that NASCAR or any other spectator sports that are primarily for entertainment arenít forbidden from fixing games or races or whatever. Only when gambling is involved does it become a crime. If you knew beforehand who was going to win a football game, and you placed a bet, you broke the law. If a NASCAR driver intentionally wrecks another car itís not illegal, even if itís against NASCAR rules. If he bet money that that car wouldnít finish the race, then he broke the law in addition to the rules. Also, bass tournaments take place on public lakes. They not only have to follow the tournament rules, but also the state laws. Itís a felony to cheat in a casino, for both parties.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:30 PM
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I think a public caning is in order here...
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
It was over 10K in prize money. There is a slot limit on the lake he was fishing like many places. Read the thread and the attached links before you go to thinking and wondering. Redfish tournaments are on weight all over Florida. You can not possess one over 27 inches or under 18.

He broke the law and the tournament rules. He tried to steal 10K and got caught and that's grand theft every where and is a felony!
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by cuzn dave View Post
I think a public caning is in order here...
He'll get a meat cane if he drops the soap.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ronp364 View Post
Ridiculous. It's a civil matter. What's next, go after granny down at the bingo hall for claiming she had N27 to win the basket of cheer?
The pay out for this tournament this years is over $500,000 so we are talk a lot of money here.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
It was over 10K in prize money. There is a slot limit on the lake he was fishing like many places. Read the thread and the attached links before you go to thinking and wondering. Redfish tournaments are on weight all over Florida. You can not possess one over 27 inches or under 18.

He broke the law and the tournament rules. He tried to steal 10K and got caught and that's grand theft every where and is a felony!


I'm sorry but where did I disagree with this. I said he should be punished according to the amount of money he was trying to scam. I read the thread, I just didn't know that a Bass tournament where they release the fish after weigh in had a slot limit. Relax, thinking and wondering are good things,
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