Don Lerman announces he intends to sue the United Nations for using his image in a video titled "Don't be a Pig".


  1. Anonymous said

    October 4, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    Doesn’t he lose his case bcuz he linked it. He’s encouraging others to view it.

  2. Don Lerman said

    October 4, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    let me just say this and set the record straight,
    1. when you sign a release for any Nathans Event you allow the footage to be used for promoting Nathans only.
    2 I find it odd that only retired eaters are featured in the clip with the exception of Kobyayashie whose image in the Johnsonville sausage was a sponsor no more and out of the picture .no current MLE eaters
    3. Thou Hardy and Booker are their in that clip my name is on my hat along with my image

  3. anonymous said

    October 5, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    Don is this what you’re losing sleep over? Next thing you know you’ll be sueing hardy for the third place nathans trophy from 2001

  4. Anonymous said

    October 5, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    Really, is it hurting you that bad or are you just doing this for more publicity?

  5. Don Lerman said

    October 5, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    @ 12:21 am Is it hurting me, yes , I gave my blood my sweat my tears to the sport and it not right. Ill just say this, over the night I got over 30 hits on my sight many people supporting me .

  6. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    October 5, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    Don, go for it. I hope you get fairly compensated. I don’t think you’ll have too much difficulty finding a good attorney.

  7. SPBBBMBBSTBarlow said

    October 5, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    I’m suing them because they DIDN’T use my picture….

  8. Moses never quits said

    October 5, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    To those of you that didnt know don lerman you would think its a goof but this guy is dead serious. He must have called ed jarvis at least 50 times complaining about someone else using his image

  9. Scotty said

    October 5, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    Sue them! No one should be represented as “a pig” in this sport. Thx for defending the name of comp eating Don. I got ur back!

  10. anonymous said

    October 5, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Good luck finding an attorney with nothing better to do. If you do win expect to see $25 in the next 10yrs

  11. Hank Fan said

    October 5, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    I wish they would use Hank’s image!!!!!!!

  12. Fruitcake said

    October 5, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    As if anyone actually knows who the hell Don Lerman is. Another example of the lawsuit-crazy fringe. Get in line with the guy suing White Castle because he’s too fat to fit into their booths. Another legend in his own mind. Good luck with that.

  13. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    October 5, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Hank would probably sue too!

  14. Hank Fan said

    October 5, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    I am sure you would Rhonda. Are you going to chili?

  15. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    October 5, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    I’ll be out of town this weekend, unfortunately.

  16. Don Lerman said

    October 5, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    to Fruitcake who is DonLerman Don Lerman is a leader. The big bang started the universe in 1927 when Louis Armstrong joined the Fletcher Henderson band that started the big band era. In 2000 Don Lerman (then matzo ball champ) crossed over to enter a Nathan’s contest that started the sport of competitive eating. Until then these were just local eating contests and eaters in one category would stay in that particular food item. Don Lerman was the first to start with the embroidered jackets and hats and the photo shirts. Don Lerman developed the water technique which is widely accepted as the best way to expand the stomach without eating. Don Lerman went on tour in 2001 and entered every Nathan’s qualifier; out of 10 he won 7. Don Lerman won the Coney Island promo twice setting a then record of 5 Hot Dogs and Buns in 50 seconds. Don Lerman’s appearance in Gut busters and Big Eats inspired many people to venture into competitive eating. Don Lerman set the standard eating 6 lbs of Baked Beans in 1 minute 46 seconds. Don Lerman is responsible for eaters having their own nick mames; before this the promoter or the sponser or the press gave the nickmane, Don Lerman changed all that. Don Lerman is a true pioneer in the sport.

  17. Anonymous said

    October 5, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    Who friggin’ cares?!?

  18. anonymous said

    October 5, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    And you thought seiiken was the only one that’s all about me me me.

  19. anonymous said

    October 5, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    Anonymous 408pm.under the Marcus Owens chilli thread maybe you should shut you’re damn trap next time you accuse seiiken of being a narcisist

  20. Badlands Booker said (Registered October 9, 2008)

    October 5, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Don “Moses” Lerman is one of the founding fathers of the sport and helped mold CE to what it is today. Respect the legends y’all! ‘Nuff Said.

  21. hmmm said

    October 5, 2011 @ 9:41 pm


  22. anonymous said

    October 6, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    Nice booker hut when seiiken gets slammed left and right you stay silent

  23. Larell Marie Mele said

    October 6, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    Hmmm – you said it! He’s a one-of-a-kind guy. Luv Booker <3

  24. Dr roberts said

    October 6, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    Don has not slept for the past two weeks thinking about this horrific act that was bestowed upon him

  25. Lerman facts said

    October 6, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    Who is Don Lerman yes inquiring minds want to know. A pioneer you say? Who of any signifigance did he ever beat? When he won his matzah ball title who was the raining champ? Russel Machover a real household name. When he ate baked beans in 1:46 he beat Leon Feingold another legend. Most of his trophies are from Nathans qualifiers. He won a doughnut qualifier and beat Larue and Ray the Bison but did he win the title? No. Did he ever beat Badlands Booker for a title? No Did he ever beat Charles Hardy for a title ? No Matter fact he lost to Hardy trying to reclaim matzah balls. Did he ever beat Cookie Jarvis for a title ? No. Finishing ahead of Jarvis or Booker in one or two contests doesnt count unless he finished ahead of them to win a title. Nuff said

  26. Don Lerman said

    October 6, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    toLerman facts said, ok george

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