OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The organizers of a multi-million dollar fishing tournament say they will pay the winners their prize money following an investigation that included lie-detector tests.
The Daily Times reports (http://delmarvane.ws/2iBOvC4 ) that the Ocean City-based White Marlin Open, billed as the world’s largest billfish tournament, released a statement Tuesday confirming the winners’ validity.
Tournament winners are required to undergo polygraph tests to safeguard against cheating. After the August tournament, directors said one prizewinner failed a polygraph test and that additional investigation was underway.
That came after the tournament declined to pay the 2016 winner after a failed polygraph test.
The top prizewinner in 2017 was Glen Frost of Stevensville, who won $1.6 million after catching a 96-pound marlin. Tournament officials said Frost did not fail his polygraph.
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