Family man and keen fisherman Robby Rose has learned a lesson in the past week and a costly one too. You see Robby, inserting a one pound weight into a fish will not help it swim and will end up losing you a $55,000 boat.
Robby had been in second place in an event last October at Lake Ray Hubbard when he inserted a 1 pound weight into his fish to steer him into first place. But he insists he wasn't cheating to win the prize, which was the charge he pleaded guilty to in a Rockwall court Tuesday.
The organisers of the Bud Light Trail Boss Big Bass Tournament on Lake Ray Hubbard claimed that " halfway through the competition, Rose turned in a fish. While Rose went to the polygraph area, weigh-in officials noticed that the bass had settled near the bottom of the tank it had been placed in. After examining the fish and finding a lump in its belly, they located Rose and told him they intended to cut it open."
In Texas they deal with sport cheats the old southern way and his plea meant a felony conviction for attempted theft, 15 days in jail, five years' probation, a $3,000 fine and suspension of his fishing license while on probation. (now public)