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Michael Phelps Skipping 2012 Olympics?

Michael Phelps Skipping 2012 Olympics?

Despite his bong incident, Michael Phelps is in good spirits at the Meadowbrook Athletic Club in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday (February 5).

The 23-year-old Olympic champion told the Balitmore Sun that he might pass on the 2012 Olympics, saying, “This is a decision of mine that I’m not going to make today and I’m not going to make tomorrow. It’s going to require a lot of time and energy and a lot of thinking for myself – but also talking to [coach Bob Bowman] and talking to my family and just deciding what I want to do.”

Phelps continued, “But I’m not going to let anything stand in my way. If I decide to walk away, I’ll decide to walk away on my own terms. If it’s now, if it’s four years, who knows. But it is something I need to think about and decide what I want to do.”

The CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee said Wednesday he’d like to have a face-to-face meeting with Phelps, and spokesman Darryl Seibel said the federation was sending the Olympic star a letter offering its assistance. “We at the USOC, as we said in an earlier statement, are exceptionally disappointed in him, as he is in himself,” Jim Scherr said during a conference call that was set to preview the 2010 Winter Olympics.

DO YOU THINK Phelps should skip out on the 2012 Olympics — YAY or NAY?

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  1. 1

    So why not get on his case and make him do the Olympics..

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    sshhii_baby Says:

    Too gifted he can’t quit. love him even more knowing he is just being a typical kid experimenting. Shouldn’t smoke goncha though. It makes you lazy and hungry. well thats what i heard. lol

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    kitykat Says:

    Yes, skip. He’s playing mind games now, which I find even less appealing than the picture.

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    uglysexy Says:

    He ain’t gonna quit…..if the speedo fit you must acquit ;p

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    T Says:

    i’d rather quit when i had won more medals than anyone than go for the next one and not do as well

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    Lulu Says:

    I think he should start training now and try to get his reputation back. He should show everyone he made a mistake and wants to take the
    right measures to make ammends. A lot of young kids look up to
    him and maybe this would be a step in the right direction.

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    Sd Says:

    immature douche with incredible talent.

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    Lany Says:

    Phelps has been a very successful athlete over the years and I thing people should stop saying he is just a normal kid and bla bla bla because he is not, we all know sports and drugs don’t go along , if he was a singer or a actor no big deal but a athlete can not use drugs and be successful NEVER EVER!

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    BLIP Says:


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    Maryan Says:

    DUI in 2004, pot in 2009, just say you like doing this type of thing, better than pretend you don’t, in 2004 he say he regret big time, so why do again?? Adimit you like it!!!

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    black Says:

    He is a mere swimmer—-he didn´t invent anything.

    Americans really should stop treating him like a halfgod.

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    Mara Says:

    Wonder if the southern witch who sold the story for money feels good about rolling in it right now? Once the money is gone and her name exposed, she might want to take an eternal swim in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Anyone judging this young man has not raised a contemporary teenager who is now in his/her early 20s. Most of the people who have no early life experiences, are the uptight adults who end up in mid-life crisis or holding destructive secrets during their adult years.

  13. 13
    goldend Says:

    cry me a river

  14. 14
    Carrie Says:

    Obviously, he has not been smoking in the past to have lung development of his capacity and to be one of the greatest athletes of all time, i.e. that doesn’t come from being an abuser of anything.

    Stop the judgment people….

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    lilly Says:

    He should just shut up and go about his business. This maybe I will, or maybe I won’t talk shows how immature and self-centered he is. He now has the IOC groveling at his feet. He’s immature, but has learned how to play the game, I’ll give him that.

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    ckayed Says:

    I don’t think he should quit his swimming career but I think he should quit his stupid life style. He needs to grow up and act like a young man, a 23 year old and not a teeny bopper. He might also want to brush up on what constitutes illegal substances as well as driving while under the influence — GROW UP DUMB ASS and keep on swimming and start being the role model you were intended to be. Your apologies have become ineffective.

  17. 17
    Maria Says:

    he jus want to play it “safe” I think……

  18. 18
    bleh Says:

    WHO CARE!!!! ugly mofo

  19. 19
    raquel Says:

    #12 — SO VERY TRUE!!

  20. 20
    Hmmm Says:

    Its his life and decision

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    andamentothat Says:

    just quit while still ahead

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    BLIP Says:


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    Yum Says:

    I don’t condone drug use of ANY kind, however, some people are acting like what he did is the most egregious thing ever. Get a grip! I think he should shut his mouth and allow the brouhaha to die down, and in the meantime, continue training and maintain a low profile. People are pretty forgiving if you apologize, which he did, and do not continue partaking in the offending behavior. Whether he likes it or not, he is a role model, so he should always bear that in mind when he goes out in public. People are going to be looking to him to set a good example. Maybe he should immure his activities to the swimming pool for a while and avoid any potentially deleterious situations while this whole thing shakes out.

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    Tina Says:

    Would he rather smoke weed and drive drunk in peace…

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