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Should Andy Thomossan lose his $912,000 record fish by disqualification because one of his crewmen on board failed a lie-detector test for a $5 fishing license?

Should Andy Thomossan lose his $912,000 record fish by disqualification because one of his crewmen on board failed a lie-detector test for a $5 fishing license?
  • The entire crew was responsible.

    Yes, Andy Thomossan should lose his $912,000 record fish by disqualification because one of his crewmen on board failed a lie-detector test for his fishing license. The fish was caught by one individual, but it would not have been possible without the crew--that's why there was a crew in the first place. If one member of the crew was ineligible due to a failed lie-detector test or any other problem, then the entire crew should be disqualified, including Thomossan.

  • Fishing licenses are critical

    So often we hear the fishing story that "it was this big" - a bragging comment intended to inspire jealousy. One such instance, though, actually happened in real life: fisherman Andy Thomassan got a record $912,000 for a fish. However, this prize is in jeopardy because one of his crewmen didn't bother to get a $5 fishing license. I don't think Thomassan deserves the prize if his crew is dishonest.

  • It's not fair to punish someone because of one man.

    Yeh, one person didn't bother to get a fishing license, so punish him. Don't punish everyone else who worked hard and had a license. It's not fair on them that they should be punished, including Andy Thomossan simply because one idiot didn't get a license. That's like saying you should take away everyone's GCEs because on person cheated. It's not fair and shouldn't even be an issue. Punish the bloke who didn't have a license and let the others who did have a license enjoy their prize that they earned and deserve.

  • No, Mr. Thomossan should not pay the price for his crewmen's small fib.

    Andy Thomossan should not lose his $912,000 record fish because of a small fib told by one of his crewmen. The fishing license should not have even been an issue to begin with, it should be as insignificant as the amount of the actual license. If Mr. Thomossan himself had failed the lie-detector test, that would be a different scenario.

  • No, Andy Thomossan should not be disqualified.

    Andy Thomossan should not lose his record fish by disqualification because of his crew member's mistake. Instead the crewman that failed the lie-detector test for a fishing license should be punished. Professional fishermen use a lot of crew members during fishing tournaments. Yes, they should make every effort to know who is working for them; however, it is impossible to know everything about a crew member. Therefore, Tomossan should not me punished for the mistake of someone else.


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