February 5, 2009

Michael Phelps Suspended, Loses Endorsement

Honestly, does anybody really care that Michael Phelps smokes pot? Is anyone surprised that Michael Phelps smokes pot? Have you ever heard Michael Phelps talk?

He shouldn't even have to apologize for this.. what more proof do you need that all the overwrought hype about marijuana is exaggerated? If the healthiest guy in the world is doing it, maybe we should all be giving it a shot! I've never smoked weed before but this makes me want to try it out.

Michael Phelps Suspended, Loses Endorsement

After Michael Phelps was depicted in a published photo allegedly inhaling from a marijuana bong, the Olympic great has lost swimming competition privileges and a major endorsement deal.

The Associated Press reports that USA Swimming has suspended Phelps for three months of competition and cut off his financial support during that period.

"This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero," the federation said in a statement, according to the AP. "Michael has voluntarily accepted this reprimand and has committed to earn back our trust."

The 23-year-old also lost an endorsement deal with cereal and snack maker Kellogg Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

Phelps, who won eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics, recently apologized for his "regrettable" actions and "bad judgment."

Michael Phelps Suspended, Loses Endorsement

Posted at February 5, 2009 11:43 PM

He did something right & he got paid for it. He did something wrong & he is paying for it.
Just think about the many millions of people who never get paid for their efforts or worse did nothing wrong & got punished anyway.

Posted by: Prophecy at February 6, 2009 6:52 AM