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From Holy Roller to Convicted Felon: A bass fisherman’s fall from grace – Part 2

April 14, 2010 5 comments

Robby Rose (Photo: Rockwall County)

Part 1 of this series covered the events leading up to Robby Rose getting red-handed caught cheating in a bass tournament.  Part 2 covers the successful investigation and prosecution of Mr. Rose.  I then share my final thoughts on the subject.

In the days after the tournament, the internet was abuzz with talk of Robby Rose getting busted and what it meant.  Naturally, the internet being the internet, misinformation was spread all about.  But there were veins of truth in many online discussions among fishermen.

Robby Rose Speaks

Directly after the tournament, Robby Rose apparently posted a brief apologetic statement on his website stating that he used bad judgment.   Shortly thereafter his website was turned off. Read more…

From Holy Roller to Convicted Felon: A bass fisherman’s fall from grace – Part 1

April 13, 2010 5 comments

For many years Robby Rose had a strong reputation as a talented bass angler who was successful in many Texas tournaments.  This all changed last October when Mr. Rose was disqualified from a tournament after officials discovered a 16 oz weight in his fish’s stomach.

Very little information was made public about the case in the past six months.  Many armchair anglers stated that the right thing to do is to withhold judgment until Mr. Rose had a chance to tell his side of the story in court.  Mr. Rose had the opportunity to tell his side this morning.

Today, April 13, 2010, Robby Rose of Garland, TX pled guilty to the charge of Attempted Theft over $20,000 but less than $100,000 in Rockwall County Texas Court.  The charge is a “state jail felony” that will mar Mr. Rose’s record for the rest of his life. Read more…

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