Two-Time Classic Champ DQ’d: Kevin Van Dam breaks boating rule and gets booted from Bassmaster Elite Series event

This seems to be the year for high-profile bass pro disqualifications. Only a few weeks after Mike Iaconelli was booted from the Bassmaster Classic for an unofficial record-setting second time, Kevin Van Dam has now been tossed from the Elite Series Santee-Cooper Showdown for breaking a boating rule. Van Dam has already release a statement, saying in part: "I take full responsibility for violating a BASS rule. I did not do it purposely and I did not realize I was breaking any rules."