Joey Chestnut Wins Fourth Hot Dog Eating Title, Kobayashi Arrested (Update: Video)
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut won his fourth consecutive title at today's 95th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, eating 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes. His arch-rival, and six-time champ, Takeru Kobayashi was arrested after the competition.
"I came out and knew what I had to do," Chestnut told reporters after his victory over Tim "Eater X" Janus. And Chestnut had some choice words for his nemesis Kobayashi, who sat out this year's competition due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating: "If he was a real man, he'd be on the stage." Kobayashi rushed the stage after the competition wearing a "Free Kobi" t-shirt and was arrested by police.
Chestnut earns $150,000 a year from eating contests.
Update: Kobayashi's arrest (staged?), on video:
[FoxSports; Image via Getty]