|Hi my name is John and I'm an idiot...|
One of the fish Hoyle weighed in to finish third (yea third, not only is the guy a cheater, he couldn't cheat well enough to win) was found to have an 11 oz. weight in it's gullet.
Hoyle's weight was DQ'd, winnings forfeited, and he is banned from any future FLW competition.
Hoyle's profile on FLW shows he has won over $8k in his career with FLW including a win this past March on Wylie where he won close to $4400.
Like other cheating scandals, blogs an forums have exploded with rhetoric, calls to lynch the guy, statements that people cheat in every tournament..... this guy just got caught and so on.
Cheating in tournaments is not rampant, in fact it is extremely rare.
Rumors of cheating on the other had is rampant. Anytime someone gets on a role it becomes almost automatic that someone will claim that person is cheating. 99% of the time they are not.
Those that cheat in bass tournaments are idiots, plain and simple.
Every one of them eventually gets caught and banned from the sport.
They loose their reputation, their money and the ability to compete in a sport they love.