Virginia Athlete on Hunger Strike

This is the time for football players to grind the weights, muscle up, get ready for spring ball.

If you’re fat, slim down.

Skinny, bulk up.

But nowhere is there a program that endorses what Wonman Joseph Williams, a defensive back for the University of Virginia, is doing.

Joseph — his first name is Korean for ‘‘full harmony’’ — is down to 195 pounds from 207. Why?

He hasn’t eaten for eight days. His last meal was on Feb. 19, when he chowed down on a McDonald’s double cheeseburger, chicken nuggets and a drink. By Thursday, he had lost nine pounds. On Sunday, when I first talked to him, he had lost 11 pounds....

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