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'Bering Sea Gold'

Bearded Fist Fight

on Reunion Show

3/16/2012 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



0316_bering_sea_videoReunion show fights are usually reserved for "Real Housewives" and "Bachelor" wannabes -- but a fracas broke out this week between two of the cast members from the show "Bering Sea Gold" over allegations of stealing.

During the taping, a red-faced Vernon Atkinson accused his captain, Scott Meisterheim, of lying, cheating and stealing from him. That didn't sit well with Scott, and after he threw a drink at Vernon ... the two went to blows. 

According to our sources, paramedics and police were called to the scene. Both guys suffered cuts and bruises, but no charges were filed. 

The reunion specials air March 23 and 30 at 10:00 PM on Discovery.

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31.

Marty    

Scott thinks he' s tuff. He's just a hot head punk who hits old men. A sign of a true coward. Whena
In the show when get mad at younger men who could better fight back he goes out side and hits a truck. Lock him up from a few years now that this has aired and he'll find a few real men in jail who'll show him what happens to punk cowards who hit old men.

838 days ago
32.

Ms. Smith    

ok for Miesterhiemer, not a boss, not a gold miner, he's body guard! That should direct his aggression!
He needs to start his own reality show, kick people butts for walking in front off his path. Well, it was an awesome show, I am still laughing!!!!!

838 days ago
33.

matt    

Watched it in slow motion on the dvr. Totally fake. No hits actually connected.

838 days ago
34.

joy    

Does this guy have O.D.D ?

838 days ago
35.

Rob    

Last time I saw a fight that pathetic was in the fourth grade. I don't know what is worse. Watching a 50+ year old guy who is a hundred pounds overweight almost have a heart attack, or a 40+ year old guy throw punches like a girl. Real or fake, its sad that Discovery channel has to air this non-sense to get ratings on what is otherwise a decent show. Sadly I'm guessing we'll see more of the same on the other Discovery channel shows with a similar format. The arrogant d-bag producer of Gold Rush has already pre-hyped a confrontation next season on that show and its not even filmed yet.

838 days ago
36.

Rob    

Sad when people get 15 minutes of fame for stuff like this. Note to Mayor McCheese. Incompetence hires incompetence. If you don't want to be ripped off, put on a wetsuit and do the work. There is a reason the guys on the show who own their own dredge do their own dives. Its almost a given you are going to get ripped off if you aren't the one in the water. Don't hire two losers on break between jail sentences and a brain fried hippy and expect them to be legit.

838 days ago
37.

John Cobb    

What a dweeb so Scott thinks people want to be him,ok can't run a 14ft boat,can't jump in the water n vacuum up gold,serves jail time for no support for his family,I can only imagine how many pages his criminal past is..his kids need to run far away from that lifeless wannabe...I doubt any other planet or country would accept him..

836 days ago
38.

heath    

Scott ask Vern if he wanted to have a go and he said he did and prceded to suffer after asking for it. I dont care for Scott but Vern asked for it and got it.

835 days ago
39.

naepooh    

Vernon had it coming to him, who talks crap right in front of someone without it having a negative effect? He should have kept his harsh comments to himself....I am for team SCOTT 110%

835 days ago
40.

brian    

Ok,Scott has a terrible attitude and believes everyone is stupid except for Scott.Karma is a bitch, and Karma came back with the unfortunate result of affecting the entire crew.Scott did nothing but complain and look for reasons to avoid having to actually work, as did the other dweeb who hurt his shoulder.Steve was actually the only one willing to go the extra mile however, he had no perception of time and did things at his own pace, when Steve felt like doing them.As for the issue concerning Scott, and raising his kids.You people are in no position to judge him on that, he could be a loving, caring father who is in his kids life as an active participant, money cant buy lover in this case and in the unstable economy we live in, Scott going to Alaska may have been a last ditch attempt to get money to support his kids, we do not know.Scott is a on the other hand a total moron with a bad judge of character and as a Sergeant in the U.S.Army,and infantry fire team leader, Scott would be left in the rear, with the gear.I would never trust the lives of my men in his hands, to lead or follow.

835 days ago
41.

Pamela    

You can let the owner of the wild ranger know this. I watched the show all the way through! What I see is he hired guys who diden't know mineing or how to fix the boat, or know what was wrong with it or even notice. Steve was to busy playing around, and throwing out comments to a man who already had a fast temper. The other guy was fine and was just getting the lashback from steves actions. Which I noticed his daughter was not far behind him. I noticed she like to make her partner jelouse. And all she did was complain like her Dad. Yes the Capt. had a fast temper. But
I also notice with the other owners they had one too. They only have so much time. So what did I see. A lazy owner who diden't care enough to come around until it was to late to fix his boat. Or to make sure it was in good working order. I noticed the Capt. got along real well with the other boat owner, and they got Gold. So lets put the blame where it belongs. On the baost owner who don't know anything about getting gold, and to lazy to even come see what they might need. They were other's on that boat when the capt. was diving. I don't blame him for knocking you up side the head. Good luck with steve next year. Him and his friend were the one's on the boat when he was diving! Think about it.

832 days ago
42.

ray    

Hey guess what the fight was real.. I was there as part of the crew.

832 days ago
43.

buzzsaw 1    

Scott Meisheim hit Vern with an object (glass) either thrown or inside his fist. In most states that raises the level to a Felony. He should have been arrested once again. If he is bent on fighting he needs to conduct himself in a fair manner no like the animal he resort to.

832 days ago
44.

DawnCarroll    

Tonight show nice and i'm sorry i just like the loud rough dude ,He's just straight to the point.

832 days ago
45.

ray    

What he did was toss the water and ice in his face to stun him him as he charged.That is a smart bar fight move.

832 days ago
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