The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on Tuesday two lawsuits over allegations that star calf ropers rigged a rodeo were dismissed.
According to the Telegram, court records showed how the controversy started, including details of contention between Tuf Cooper and Cole Bailey, a part-time cowboy.
In the affidavit, Bailey accused Cooper of asking him to participate in a scheme where Cooper would be guaranteeing a cut of a possible $1 million prize.
Cooper, from nearby Decatur, didn’t return requests from the Telegram for comment.
RFD-TV Events sued both Tuf Cooper and Timber Moore back in August.
Telegram reporter Ryan Osborne reports the dispute stemmed from RFD’s The American Rodeo on March 1, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The one-day event offered prizes of $100,000 to winners of seven different rodeo competitions. And there was also a bonus reward for cowboys who qualified for the event – rather than those who were invited.
According to the affidavit, the idea was to allow Bailey or Reese Riemer, another roper, to collect $100,000 for winning the competition and then take home part or all of a $1 million side pot.
Riemer won the event with a time of 7.59 seconds with Cooper second, Moore third and Bailey fourth.
Cooper then approached Bailey and told him the winnings would be split.
The Arlington Police Department looked into the incident, but the investigation closed for lack of witness cooperation, the Telegram reported.
Riemer countersued RFD-TV in a federal court in February, which detailed threats and the company used his photo as a marketing tool before the 2016 event.
It was unclear how the lawsuits were resolved, the Telegram reported, and Tarrant County court records show the cases were now closed. Read more in the Oct. 22 Bowie News.
Decatur’s Tuf Cooper. (Courtesy photo)
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Saint Jo vs Prairie Valley
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers opened up district play on Friday by beating Prairie Valley at home.
The Lady Panthers won in straight sets against the young Lady Bulldogs.
Saint Jo came into the game following a tough five-set win against Poolville and Coach Kelly Skidmore was hoping her team would play better than that.
Prairie Valley struggled in the match with slow starts in all three sets. The Lady Panthers were ahead 8-2 in sets one and three and 9-1 in set two.
The closest the Lady Bulldogs got was in set three when they cut the lead to 12-8 midway through, but each time Saint Jo remained firmly in control.
Frustration seemed to set in for Prairie Valley at times with self-inflicted errors which did not help.
The Lady Panthers won with the set scores being 25-11, 25-9 and 25-13.
The Bowie Lady Rabbits lost a tough match at Holliday.
The Lady Eagles won in straight sets against the Lady Rabbits.
Bowie was able to put it together to compete well and nearly win the second set, but ultimately lost 25-22. The first and third sets were not too great for the Lady Rabbits as they lost 25-11 and 25-10.
Coach Ashley Sanders did not think her team was in rhythm or playing their game at all during the match. It wasn’t so much at Holliday overwhelmed her team, Sanders said, but more about her team not playing up to its capability.
The Nocona Lady Indians won their eighth straight match of the season on Friday with a win against Wichita Falls High School.
The Lady Indians won in straight sets as well, which keeps another streak going of not losing a set in the last eight matches.
The Lady Coyotes made Nocona work a bit, but the Lady Indians were in control each set as they won with little drama. The set scores were 25-18, 25-15 and 25-14.
Skyler Smith led the team with 15 kills, 23 assists and two service aces. Meg Meekins also had 15 kills and was second with 21 assists while leading the team with two blocks.
Aubree Kleinhans had a team high 11 digs while Ava Johnson and Graci Brown each had two aces.
Forestburg vs Bellevue
The Forestburg Lady Horns opened district play on Friday with a win against Bellevue.
The Lady Horns won in straight sets against the Lady Eagles as they started off district strong.
The two teams played exactly a month previously and while it was similar results, Bellevue was looking much better than in that contest.
Forestburg had to work in all three sets. Though the Lady Eagles didn’t almost win a set like they did in the first match, they were more competitive throughout.
It was not good enough though as a solid Lady Horn team won with set scores being 25-18, 25-21 and 25-15.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
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