He's a good man and I believe he got the shaft when he was dismissed. B.A.S.S. just is't the same without him.
Interesting fact. In the infant days of B.A.S.S., Scott asked Buck Perry what could be done to prevent the Spoonpluggers from winning all the events, which they were for the most part. Perry said to Scott that he would have to outlaw trolling at B.A.S.S. events, which was done and set the trend for bass events ever since. To bad. It would seem that those with the most skill would be welcomed as participants. An analogy would be preventing Tiger Woods from competing in the P.G.A. because he was to good.