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Ex-Champ Arrested at NYC Eating Contest

Offbeat  (tags: hot dog, eating champion, Coney Island, ex-champion, arrested, contract dispute, Fourth of July )

- 1921 days ago -
A Japanese eating champion who sat out this year's Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog contest appearently couldn't resist the temptation to show off anyway - and got arrested. Six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi was sitting in a jail cell Sunday after the

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Angelo Frei (0)
Monday July 5, 2010, 8:18 am
interesting story, thanks!

Jean Lord (46)
Monday July 5, 2010, 1:44 pm

. (1)
Tuesday July 6, 2010, 11:48 pm
He tried to out-eat a bear once. I wonder if they'd soy hot dogs for any one who is vegetarian?

maybe PETA can lobby for soy hot dogs next year.

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday July 6, 2010, 11:59 pm
I think the whole incident was blown way out of proportion.

Bon L. (0)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 6:13 am
Thanks for the info.

Wednesday July 7, 2010, 1:27 pm

Andrea M. (23)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:13 am
Wow, so much for good sportsmanship!
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