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Hungry for some more details about the most important competitive eating court case in the history of the sport? CNN reports that Takeru Kobayashi may be a free man after his court hearing on Thursday, but that's only provided he stays out of trouble for the next six months. Not too bad considering he was charged with resisting arrest, trespassing, obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct after storming the stage at this year's annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island. The deal is sitting well with Kobayashi, who declared, "I am very happy. It was a more nervous victory than winning the eating contest." He'll be celebrating with a pizza eating contest in Ontario, Canada later this month.

His competitors aren't speaking out against him, however. TMZ spoke to Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, who says, "I think the charges against [Kobayashi] were somewhat legit, and he should have been convicted on at least the resisting arrest charges."