Wing-Eating Champ ‘El Wingador' Faces Prison Term

A five-time wing-eating champion known as "El Wingador'' has pleaded guilty to a cocaine distribution charge in New Jersey.

Gloucester County prosecutors say William Simmons pleaded guilty Monday to possession with intent to distribute. The 51-year-old Woodbury Heights man faces a seven-year prison when he's sentenced Sept. 20, but prosecutors say they will not object if Simmons applies for and intensive supervision program that could shorten his sentence.

Several drug charges were filed against Simmons following a June 2012 traffic stop. Simmons admitted he was using "a little bit'' of cocaine at the time.

"El Wingador'' last won Philadelphia's Wing Bowl in 2005 when he gnawed through 162 chicken wings. Wing Bowl was started as a way for Philadelphia sports fans to blow off steam before the Super Bowl.


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