A Hungry Kobayashi Released From Jail
A quick update for those of you who totally forgot about the LeBron James sweepstakes after learning that eating champion Takeru Kobayashi was arrested because he jumped onstage Sunday at the Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest. Kobayashi, also known as “The Tsunami,” was released from jail on Monday. Judging by his statements, Kobayashi seems a bit dumbfounded by his arrest:
I went as a spectator to cheer on my buddies that I used to eat with. Everyone in the crowd kept chanting ‘let him eat, let him eat’. So I jumped onto the stage to prove that I am still the champ, but I was arrested.”
Kobayashi, who according to FOXSports.com was given a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and milk while in custody, added, “I am very hungry, I wish there were hotdogs in jail.”
To add to the drama, Kobayashi’s attorney, Mario D. Romano, claims that his client was encouraged to jump onstage by none other than a Nathan’s security guard. Romano hopes the charges will be dropped. According to FOXSports.com, Kobayashi has been charged with four counts including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction of property, and trespassing. It seems that what may have appeared to be a publicity stunt at first has turned out to be just a hungry and confused former hotdog eating champion.