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Kellogg's Dumps Michael Phelps

Kellogg's Dumps Michael Phelps

Cereal maker Kellogg’s is the first sponsor to dump Olympic champion Michael Phelps over his bong incident.

A Kellogg’s spokesperson said that the company will not be renewing Phelps’ endorsement deal, which expires at the end of this month.

Kellogg’s statement said, “Michael‘s most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg’s.”

In addition, Phelps was suspended from swimming competitively for three months by USA Swimming.

“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. “Michael has voluntarily accepted this reprimand and has committed to earn back our trust.”

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# 1

No more Kellogs for me! But I’ll take plenty of phelps….

# 2

guess we can call him the “fabulous baked boy” – too bad about Kelloggs though.

# 3

guess we can call him the “fabulous baked boy” – too bad about Kelloggs though.

# 4

Unfortunately for Michael he became a national treasure , so expect more sanctions to make an exemple out of me. He gonna pay a huge price for his bad judgment but I am confident he’ll go through it.

On the other hand, that goes to show you how unfair “the business” is. Cokehaed Kate Moss made 10 times more money after being caught on tape snorting cocaine.

# 5

too bad he made just a stupid mistake.

# 6

Kate Moss never peddled “wholesome and athletic”, so get over yourself. It’s not about fairness, rather it’s about the image. Can’t have your bong and smoke it too.

Good for Kelloggs.

# 7

See this is why I hate the entertainmnet industry it eff’s up ppl’s lifes granted Micheal was no saint in his behaviour but here we have a guy who worked his ass off since he was young and one stupid mistake is making his life horrible IMO they suspended him from swimming what the hell is that gonna acomplish! all they want is to make an example of him my ass it’s bad for business i.e money, whatever that person who took that pic of him ruined so much just for an easy buck!

# 8

Marijuana should be legal but it’s not since it’s can’t be taxed. Marijuana is harmless.

# 9

Marijuana should be legal but it’s not since it’s can’t be taxed. Marijuana is harmless.

the H-bomb @ 02/05/2009 at 11:10 pm

The message I got was that you can smoke pot and still be an American sports hero, excel at things, and even be healthy, or am I wrong here?

The hype over smoking pot is so old fashioned and still driven by old folks who cant bear the fact that it actually is medicinal and helps a lot of people cope with illnesses, and maybe even relax a little. But by all means all those execs at Kelloggs, and all the other sponsors that are going to drop him over this “DRINK UP!” That bottle of vodka in your liquor cabinet, or wine that you toast with at being the best in the business does more harm to people and KILLS when your bloated ass gets in the front seat of a car than a bit of weed at a party will. H-bomb isnt for Hydrogen, its for Hypocrites.

hahaha, good for kelloggs!

lucy and Ethel @ 02/05/2009 at 11:18 pm

This is outrageous!!!!!!!
Whoever took a picture of MIchael Phelps should be shot.
I hate narks.
This man is an amazing athlete and American Hero.
Why would you bring him down after everything he has done for this country?
No one is perfect.
Get over it. America has done plenty of things they aren’t proud of.
Kellogg’s has made a mistake.
Watch your back Michael Phelps. The world is full of backstabbers and jealous people.
SAD.

Michael Phelps is a good kid who made a mistake, and now he is going to have to accept responsibility for it. Good for him for A) admitting it and B) not whining about it.

Everybody makes mistakes, but when you’re drawing five million dollars a year to promote products that are marketed to children, you had better keep your nose clean. I for one am fed up with some American’s attitudes that sports stars can do whatever they like with impunity.

I think this whole incident is going to end up being a positive thing in his life. Phelps has spent most of the past decade looking at the lines on the bottom of a swimming pool, and that has left him very little time to experience life and to grow up. Now is his chance, and from what I’ve seen from him so far, he is going to be just fine.

nic, you need to shut up. Alcohol is more dangerous than Marijuana.

Michael Phelps didn’t do anything. He smoked some weed. Big Deal. It helps you. No wonder he’s an amazing athlete.

boycott kelloggsss!

All this for a little weed? Cmon Kellogs! I am more concerned about the CORN SYRUP and additives in your products than a little weed.

[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 02/05/2009 at 11:30 pm

blah. 1 more gold medal and they’ll be right back on his nuts. he can get 10 more endorsements tomorrow, if he wanted.
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all he has to do is go on snl and make fun of himself and the uptight assholez will forgive him.

a total fan @ 02/05/2009 at 11:30 pm

He made a mistake. But i can not believe that he didn’t think people espcially children were not going to look up to him. He knew going into the sport especially the Olympics, that he might be seen as a role model. And to knowing take on that responsibility comes the knowledge that you have to be careful with what you do. How does a parent explain that to a child if he is allowed to get away with it as if he did nothing wrong? Whether we think its right or wrong is not the issue, its that fact that its illegal.

Oh well…one of many endorsements.
Michael will be just fine.

He deserves whatever happens to him now. Until marijuana is legalized, it’s forbidden to smoke it. You smoke it anyway, you pay for that. EVEN if you’re the GREAT Michael Phelps.

Next time, he’ll be more discreet…

I applaud them It’s about time someone is making an effort for kids. The mentality displayed on these blogs tells me you never bought Kellogg’s anyways. You live off your Government cheese.

There are better ways to experience life, #13.

He may be a superstar but he’s still a human being, #19.

postwatcher @ 02/05/2009 at 11:43 pm

He is 23 years old making millions. This years college graduates are going to be entering one of the worst job markets in over a decade. They will not be as lucky as Phelps. He is old enough to know better. Besides, most 23 year olds are out of college…

I am sorry, but you can go to a party and not smoke pot.

I am sick and tired of all the defeatist attitudes out there. Kids and adults should not do drugs. End of story. Marijuana could be made legal for terminal people. That is fine. However I am so tired of all you baby teens and 20-somethings who think smoking pot is okay.

Talk to me in 10-15 years when you have kids of your own.

You can have a lot of fun without drugs.

Well you can;’t blame Kellogg’s. Michael shouldn’t have been doing it. He made a choice to be see in public smoking pot. He should have done it in private to protect his image.

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