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Michael Phelps Apologizes For Smoking Pot

Michael Phelps Apologizes For Smoking Pot

Olympic great Michael Phelps has apologized for smoking marijuana.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, Phelps said, “I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.”

Yesterday, UK tabloid News of the World published the bong picture of the swimmer, who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games.

No word on whether or not Phelps has been released from his multi-million dollar endorsement deals.

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199 Comments

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# 1

hahahhah

silly billy

# 2

ohh Michael ..

# 4

SECOND!!
i hope he wont do it again!!
i can’t imagine what the family is feeling

# 5

Puh-leeze. There are far worse things he could have been caught doing. So, he’s not perfect, big deal!

# 6

i knew that as him…IDIOT.

# 7

Apology accepted. Still a fan. :-)

# 8

whoa. when did this happen?
:-0

# 9

Honestly, who gives a ****? I understand his publicist probably made him do this, but there is really no need to apologize for this. Smoking marijuana is hardly a big deal in our society today. It would have been a much bigger deal if he were drinking and driving or something.

Steve, he drank and drove after his first olympics, so his track record aint that good.

And yeah he does need to apologize for this because he is a “role model” for millions of kids. It’s not like Michael Phelps is a nobody…do you want 8 year olds smoking from a bong??? Geesh

i love how people blames it on being 23 as if being 23 is the same is being 15., there’s 50 year olds who smoke, you’re more than old enough to be responsible for the decision at 23.

Rattlesnake @ 02/01/2009 at 3:05 pm

Maybe he puffed before he swam and that gave him great focus…. and maybe they will introduce puffing into the swim trainers manual now ! I know i will start puffing now…. it will make me great at whatever i do….

damn why haven’t i been puffing all these years ;(

lol okay ug this guy is getting on my nerves

Why does it matter what he does in his personal life? It’s not like he’s an addict. He’s 23 for god’s sake! Let him live his life. It’s not like it was used to enhance his performance… geez….

We have to forgive him. After all, our new president just appointed two people to two of the highest offices in the land who are tax cheats.

so let me get this straight..we can have movies like Pineapple Express playing all aorund the world and people loving it, but an adult can’t smoke pot. Geeze people put such a high standard for celebritys when there are much more serious thing happening in the world

oh my god he’s 23 years old he can do whatever he wants
and of course he’s not goint to stop smoking duh

I still love michael and I don’t care if he smokes marijuana. It’s not like he’s a Disney kid !!!

LOL . . he is only apologizing because he got caught. He is not sorry, just sorry he got caught. I personally don’t care what he does. I agree with comment #12.

Clarification: He’s sorry he got caught smoking pot.

what an idiot. i don’t think smoking marijuana is bad, but he’s an athlete. that cant be good for his speed and endurance.
so for that, hes a dumb ass.

So what!!! He worked hard for his medals!!! He can smoke if he wants to!

offcourse his is only saying he is sorry, cause he is afraid to loose everything he has.

what a hypocrit.

always the same thing with celebs, when they get caught.

why cant he say, i did it, enjoyed it and maybe will do it again.

cause if he didnt get caught, he wouldnt say he is sorry and he would do it again. trust me

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