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2017 White Marlin Open Prizewinner Fails Polygraph Test

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – One of the winners from the 2017 White Marlin Open has failed a polygraph test, according to the founder of the tournament.

Jim Motsko would not identify the angler, the winning boat or the category of fish. However, the failed polygraph test was not that of the top-prize winning angler Glen Frost, who reeled in a $1.6 million white marlin.

Motsko said a second test was being administered in Missouri, where the angler lives. Results are pending at this time. He also said a crew member aboard the winning boat is also being tested.

This year’s failed polygraph test makes it two years in a row a prizewinner has failed. Last year’s winner of a $2.8 million white marlin, Phil Heasley, subsequently failed his polygraph test and was stripped of the prize money.

According to tournament rules, prizewinners who receive $50,000 or more may be required to take a polygraph test.

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