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Subway Saves Michael Phelps

Subway Saves Michael Phelps

Although Olympics hero Michael Phelps lost his Kellogg’s endorsement, sandwich chain Subway announced Friday it still supports him.

“Like most Americans, and like Michael Phelps himself, we were disappointed in his behavior,” the statement said. “Also like most Americans, we accept his apology. Moving forward, he remains in our plans.”

One week ago, Phelps was criticized for smoking from a marijuana pipe. Since then, he has apologized but has been suspended from competitive swimming for three months.

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55 Responses to “Subway Saves Michael Phelps”

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  1. 1
    bibi Says:

    Even though I am also disappointed in his behavior, in the long term, in sports history, he will be remembered with his records not with the bong incident. So, whoever keeps their sponsorship will still gain not lose….

  2. 2
    click Says:

    mmmmmm sooo hungry for subway.

  3. 3
    Sid Says:

    Is there are reason you can’t use the word “bong”? It’s not a marijuana pipe. That would be a small, probably metal, pipe. A bong is entirely different in that it uses water. What is the “media’s” aversion to the word “bong”? It’s like if they use it, people will think they smoke pot too, god forbid!

  4. 4
    peaces Says:

    Good for you phelps….

  5. 5
    Meg Says:

    Gooberboy has the munchies…

    Subway’s new sandwich should be! the 12″ Olympic Munchie Meatball
    And their new tagline can be: Subway; the munchie choice of Olympians!’

  6. 6
    Ms. princess Says:


  7. 7
    mr. d Says:

    He’s been racked over the coals long enough, time to move on! Kudos to Subway for keeping him on the payroll. I think he is a good kid. Notice I used the word “kid”, owing to the fact that I still think he has a lot of growing up to do. However, I think he’ll turn out just fine. Time to put this puerile indiscretion to rest and focus on other things!

  8. 8
    me Says:

    I totally agree. Good for Subway and for Phelps! I will go and a subway sandwich in support of their decision.

  9. 9
    tweety Says:

    any companies who drop their endorsement are idiots, because phelps is obviously still bringing money to these money grubbers. they should see this situation from the business standpoint.

  10. 10
    qarla Says:

    even though! the m issue still annoys me!

  11. 11
    mike Says:

    seriously im tired of hearing about the bong thing its like get over it…lol half the people who had a problem with it know damn well they’ve done it

  12. 12
    ?... Says:

    He made a mistake, now lets move on!

  13. 13
    dundies Says:

    mmmmmm sooo hungry for subway

    OMG ME TOO!!!!

  14. 14
    cheninator Says:

    oh gos what an ugly f*cker he is.

  15. 15
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    blah.. he doesn’t even need’em. he still has about 7 other endorsements. subways is disgusting. blimpie’s the sheeeeeit!

  16. 16
    Ingrid Says:

    lmao, the media is trying so hard to make him the next Kate Moss. It’s not really working. He still has loads of endorsements left. Kate was dropped from several designers within a few days!

  17. 17
    aida Says:

    Wait a minute – Subway who has made such a big deal about calories and fat content is throwing out Jared for Phelps who eats a 12,000 calories a day diet?

  18. 18
    OMG Says:

    I do not see his appeal . . .really. Not the most attractive and judging by his behaviour not the smartest. I mean you are in the media why would you allow yourself to be photographed with a bong????
    If he would not of won 8 medals and only won like 1 or 2, I doubt anyone would care.

  19. 19
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    im really surprised by how many of his deals have accepted the apology
    and i’m getting a craving for subway, that sandwich actually looks good =\

  20. 20
    bleh Says:

    how stupid!!

  21. 21
    sanne Says:

    now i have hungry :D

  22. 22
    jean Says:


  23. 23
    sillyme Says:

    Good for subway! I haven’t gone there in years, but I think I’ll go this weekend.

  24. 24
    michelle Says:

    Ew….okay then, NO SUBWAY for me. And so does everyone I know. They are all very disappointed in him already.

  25. 25
    Tania Says:

    Lmao, so what, he smoked a freakin’ bong. Doesn’t change the fact that he is still one of the greatest swimmers and athletes of our time. Society needs to get over this aversion to marijuana. Unless someone is wasting their life away on it, a little toke on the pipe every now and then is the equivalent to treating oneself to a drink. Doesn’t change my opinion of him one bit.

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