Say It Ain't So, Takeru!

The competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi was arrested when he rushed the stage of this year's Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. He had quit over a contract disagreement, and decided to pull a Kanye:

With the crowd chanting "Let him eat," Kobayashi ascended the stage and clung to the barricades while police tried to drag him away.

Some experts, including contest judge and competitive eating journalist Gersh Kuntzman, said Kobayashi's arrest is a sign the famed athlete -- who lost the prior three Nathan's contests to Chestnut -- is past his prime.

"What I saw were the actions of a desperate man," Kuntzman told AOL News.

Ben Muessig of AOL News has more: Link (with video clip)

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