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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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# 1

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

mmmmmm sooo hungry for subway.

# 3

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

Good for you phelps….

# 5

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
Ms. princess @ 02/07/2009 at 2:08 pm

YEA SUBWAY!!! I ALWAYS I ALWAYS LOVED SUBWAY. I THINK I WILL TELL ALL MY FRIENDS TO GO EAT SUBWAY TODAY.

# 7

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

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

# 9

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.

even though! the m issue still annoys me!

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

He made a mistake, now lets move on!

mmmmmm sooo hungry for subway

OMG ME TOO!!!!

cheninator @ 02/07/2009 at 2:41 pm

oh gos what an ugly f*cker he is.

[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 02/07/2009 at 2:41 pm

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

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!

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?

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.

lakers fan in boston @ 02/07/2009 at 3:45 pm

wow…..lucky
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 =\

how stupid!!

now i have hungry :D

bong…bong…bong…bonggggggg

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

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

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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