Personally I Can’t Stomach It

And now, Joey Chestnut, the world title holder in the hotdog eating contest has been banned from the Nathan’s Coney Island holiday contest because he signed with a VEGAN company! Oh, the humanity. I am sure he doesn’t ‘relish’ this decision. Hard to swallow, right? They busted his buns forever? But maybe not — digest this: The organization disputes the characterization that Chestnut was “banned” from participating. “We want him at the contest. The fans want him at the contest. We love him,” Major League Eating said in an e-mail response.

Author: Wayne Lynch

Retired TV journalist, on-air and manager, former university writing professor and station trainer, published author of a sports team biography, Kent State U alum, Pittsburgh native and self-appointed Seattle TV news critic. Read Wayne's updates now at MEDIA MAVEN

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