Bill El Wingador Simmons the 5 time Wingbowl Champ whom many considered an icon in the city of brotherly love Phila, was busted on drug distriubtion charges. 8K worth of blow to be exact. He was immediately whisked away to county jail on $100,000 full cash bail. I never knew the man on a personal level. Met him 3 times in my entire life. An ok guy in my book. A family man and someone you wouldnt mind being friends with. The first time i met him was in 2004 in what i referred to as the Good Golly Miss Molly robbery. Nathans qualifier at Molly Pitcher pit stop in Cranberry NJ. He was awarded a spot at Nathans when it was quite clear that Brian Subich should have walked away with the trophy. A month later we chatted at the pre Nathans party at ESPN the zone in NYC. When i heard he was arrested for dealing coke i thought it was some kind of practical joke that stemmed from the ficticious tabloid know as the "Onion" but lo and behold it was true as i checked with Philly.com to verify the source. Everyone wondered how he made a living. I know for a fact that he was employed by the city as a sanitation worker . Not sure if he is currently employed or retired from the job. Lets hope he is drawing a pension because you can kiss that job bye bye if he is convicted . The allegations alone are enough of a reason to terminate his position. People make jokes about Angelo Cataldi putting up the bail money for his release or Kobayashi acting as a character witness, but this is real life and not the fantasy world of competitive eating. Depending on the amt of cocaine he distributed, he can face anwhere from 5 to 25 years in prison with a max fine of $500 thousand big ones. Take it from someone that worked briefly for the CJS. Its one thing to be charged with possesion and another to be charged with distribution. Pretty sad that his life has deteriorated to this point . I have no idea how long he was involved with drugs nor do i have any idea if he was getting high on his own supply. I do know that the after effects of cocaine and or heroine are mind boggling. I have never used either but i know people that have . Its an addiction you cannot turn on and off like a faucet. It would not surprise me one bit if a few hits of the white stuff combined with tootsie rolls made him the 5 time champ he is today. We have no idea what his financial situation was like. Times are tough people need to make a living somehow someway. People need to pay bills creditors debts etc etc. Dealing dope is not the best way to solve the dilemma. Matter of fact its the worst way and the consequences are even worse. I dont know what this guy was thinking . He probably had no idea he was being scoped. He prob had his own clientel because i dont think hes that stupid to sell to undercover narcs. . People are responsible for their own actions and i am sure he wished this never happened and wished he could turn back the hands of time but it is what it is. Unfortunatly he has to face the music . Speaking of music its a crying shame he is not an accomplished rapper for rappers are in and out of prison for dealing drugs as fast as you and i exit the rest room and to add insult to injury , get to resume their million dollar careers in the recording studios. Everyone has a right to a fair trial and Wing champ Wingador is innocent until proven guilty. Lets wait and see what transpires.