Ex-Champ Crashes Hot Dog Eating Contest
MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:
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It's a July 4th tradition - no, not the fireworks. We're talking the hot dog eating competition on Coney Island. Joey Jaws Chestnut ate supreme, scarfing 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes. But with the win came scandal. Former champion Takeru Kobayashi got into a contract dispute and was barred from the event. He showed up anyway and climbed onstage. Police arrested him while the crowd chanted: Let him eat.
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