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A cheating scandal has erupted in the competitive cornhole scene

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a scandal in professional cornhole. In an incident dubbed BagGate, top-ranked teams were accused of using illegal beanbags - thinner and lighter than the regulation size. And now a crackdown is coming in the form of referees, which the sport could afford because this backyard game is growing popular, with athletes raking in up to a quarter-million dollars per year. Can't wait until my 7-year-old wins and demands a payday. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.