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TX Fisherman Indicted After Cheating in Bass Tournament

If I’m ever fishing in Texas, someone please remind me to stay humble.

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I can fondly remember my younger days, when bass fishing was the go-to summer activity.

We were the lucky ones, who grew up in a tiny town where the local golf course wouldn’t bat an eye to see us strutting down the fairways with our tackleboxes and rods, heading to one fo the half dozen or so bass-filled ponds on the property.

And, let me just say, those smallmouth had no idea what hit ’em.  We could practically toss anything on a hook and get a bite.  It was surreal.

Still, we knew that some of us would recount the stories a bit, well, vividly once we were all hanging out in someone’s barn later, drinking some pilfered Coor’s Light cans from someone else’s Dad.  It was all harmless exaggeration meant to fit nicely into our otherwise awkward adolescent chest-puffing, and no one was truly bothered by an extra couple of inches of fish on the re-telling of the tale.

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But, when it comes to making beaucoup dollars in a bass tournament, such tall tales aren’t ignored so easily.

Terry Keith Long from Bridgeport allegedly trimmed the tail of a bass to meet weigh-in requirements, in order to qualify for a tournament prize at the McDonald Big Bass Splash on Lake Fork, according to a release by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Fishing regulations for Lake Fork require a length limit in the 16-24″ slot, meaning only bass 16 inches and less, or 24 inches or greater, in length may be kept, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

It was this simple snip that that got Keith caught and clipped.

Long was charged with fraud at a freshwater fishing tournament, which is a third-degree felony, Texas Parks & Wildlife reported.

If I’m ever fishing in Texas, someone please remind me to stay humble.

Keith is currently out on bond.

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NHL Player Suspended for Providing Fake Vax Card to League Officials

This is getting out of control.

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While 2020 may have been the year of the coronavirus, 2021 has certainly been the year of the mandate.

Now that several COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in people of all shapes and sizes, the US government has begun a fairly stern campaign to force these inoculations on the general public.  Not only are all federal employees now required to receive a coronavirus vaccine, but also any private company employees who work somewhere with more than 100 people on staff.

Several sports leagues have also begun mandating vaccinations, including the NHL, but not everyone is playing along.

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games without pay by the NHL on Monday for an “established violation” of the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol.

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Sources confirmed earlier this month that Kane was being investigated over allegations that he submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to the NHL and the Sharks. While the NHL and the NHLPA do not have a vaccine mandate for the 2021-22 season, vaccinated players have far fewer restrictions on them than do unvaccinated players — including the ability to play games in Canada without a mandatory quarantine.

According to the NHL, Kane was suspended for “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol.” The money he’ll forfeit goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund, per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Kane released a statement apologizing for his actions, stating, (in a hostage-like manner), that he would be seeking counseling during his downtime to help him make “better decisions”.

While 2020 may have been the year of the coronavirus, 2021 has certainly been the year of the mandate. Now that several COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in people of all shapes and sizes, the US government has begun a fairly stern campaign to force these inoculations on the general public.  Not only are all federal employees now required to receive a coronavirus vaccine, but also any private company employees who work somewhere with more than 100 people on staff. Several sports leagues have also begun mandating vaccinations, including the NHL, but not everyone is playing along. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games without pay by the NHL on Monday for an “established violation” of the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol. Sources confirmed earlier this month that Kane was being investigated over allegations that he submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to the NHL and the Sharks. While the NHL and the NHLPA do not have a vaccine mandate for the 2021-22 season, vaccinated players have far fewer restrictions on them than do unvaccinated players — including the ability to play games in Canada without a mandatory quarantine. According to the NHL, Kane was suspended for “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol.” The money he’ll forfeit goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund, per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Kane released a statement apologizing for his actions, stating, (in a hostage-like manner), that he would be seeking counseling during his downtime to help him make “better decisions”.

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NCAA Football Coach Canned After Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

This, after failing to receive a religious exemption.

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The further we delve into 2021, the more it is beginning to feel as though the unvaccinated are wearing some sort of viral scarlet letter.

For months on end, we’ve been hearing stories about our neighbors, friends, family, and others being treated like second class citizens on account of personal medical choices that they’ve made regarding the coronavirus pandemic.  In a nation that otherwise celebrates freedom, in all of its forms, this latest societal segregation not only feels out of place, but a little but filthy as well.

Now, in one of the most high profile cases of discrimination against the unvaccinated, one NCAA football coach has been fired after first being denied a religious exemption from receiving the vaccine.

Washington State football’s Nick Rolovich and four assistants are out of the program after failing to meet a mandate that required state educational employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 18, the school said.

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Rolovich, Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stuzmann and Mark Weber were not in compliance with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation on state employees getting the vaccine, and the sides began the “separation process” based on the terms of their contracts.

School officials released rather bland statements on the subject.

“This is a disheartening day for our football program. Our priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the young men on our team. The leadership on our football team is filled with young men of character, selflessness and resiliency, and we are confident these same attributes will help guide this program as we move forward,” Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said in a news release.

Washington State President Kirk Schulz added: “While much has been made of the relatively small number of university employees who are not complying with the Governor’s mandate, we are immensely gratified that nearly 90 percent of WSU employees and 97 percent of our students are now vaccinated. WSU students, faculty, and staff understand the importance of getting vaccinated and wearing masks so that we can safely return to in-person learning and activities.”

Rolovich was the highest paid state employee in Washington, earning more than $3 million per year.

 

The further we delve into 2021, the more it is beginning to feel as though the unvaccinated are wearing some sort of viral scarlet letter. For months on end, we’ve been hearing stories about our neighbors, friends, family, and others being treated like second class citizens on account of personal medical choices that they’ve made regarding the coronavirus pandemic.  In a nation that otherwise celebrates freedom, in all of its forms, this latest societal segregation not only feels out of place, but a little but filthy as well. Now, in one of the most high profile cases of discrimination against the unvaccinated, one NCAA football coach has been fired after first being denied a religious exemption from receiving the vaccine. Washington State football’s Nick Rolovich and four assistants are out of the program after failing to meet a mandate that required state educational employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 18, the school said. Rolovich, Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stuzmann and Mark Weber were not in compliance with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation on state employees getting the vaccine, and the sides began the “separation process” based on the terms of their contracts. School officials released rather bland statements on the subject. “This is a disheartening day for our football program. Our priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the young men on our team. The leadership on our football team is filled with young men of character, selflessness and resiliency, and we are confident these same attributes will help guide this program as we move forward,” Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said in a news release. Washington State President Kirk Schulz added: “While much has been made of the relatively small number of university employees who are not complying with…

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