Last month, Chase Cominsky and Jake Runyan were considered the winners of the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Championship event. However, they were busted for stuffing their walleye with lead weights and other debris.
On Thursday, the sports world received an update on Cominsky and Runyan.
Cominsky and Runyan pleaded not guilty to cheating and other charges this week. They had a brief court appearance in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley has already said that he believes Cominsky and Runyan’s alleged actions are criminal.
“I take all crime very seriously, and I believe what these two individuals attempted to do was not only dishonorable but also criminal,” O’Malley said, via Fox News Digital.
The other competitors from the Lake Erie tournament were understandably furious with Cominsky and Runyan when weights were found in their walleye.
Cominsky and Runyan would’ve won $28,760 in prizes if they didn’t cheat. Instead, they’ll face legal action.