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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. 26
    buckwheat Says:

    Enough already.

    Politicians who are tax cheats; All they have to do is say ” I made a mistake” and they keep their jobs.
    A 23 year old kid smokes some weed and he gets crucified.

  2. 27
    HillaryDuffisaskankho Says:

    This guy has to have one of the ugliest faces in the world. Good thing he’s good at something, because his looks would get him NO WHERE in life.

  3. 28
    Julie Says:

    Good for Subway! Love Phelps!

  4. 29
    knock knock jared Says:

    I thought it calls eating fresh not trash . sorry dude this guy couldnt have one without using drugs . is the message to all kids use drugs otherwise you cant make it

  5. 30
    KENDRA Says:

    michael phelps is a ****

  6. 31
    ewwwww Says:

    They should dump his stupid drug taking azz.

  7. 32
    macca Says:

    I personally don’t care what Phelps does, but if owned a major corporation, I wouldn’t want an openly using druggie as a symbol of my company. It sends a really bad message to kids in particular…. “Hey, be like Michael Phelps and smoke dope in a bong, then you’ll win lot’s of medals!!”

    Besides, he’s getting fat, and that’s another bad message.

  8. 33
    Mami Says:

    Subway is nasty. I prefer Quiznos.

  9. 34
    sheryl Says:

    #27, and just why should ANYBODY expect their looks to get them anywhere in life?

    While I don’t agree that using marijuana is a good message to send, I know that it’s also not up to celebrities and athletes to parent our impressionable children. Parents should talk to their children and explain how Michael messed up and what he, or anybody, is risking by adopting that type of behavior. Seriously, though, I’m really kind of fed up with all these “tattle tale” leaks to media about famous people.

    Also, even though Michael eats 12,000 calories a day, why wouldn’t he endorse Subway? They don’t sell low-fat options only, they also have stuff for people who aren’t looking for lower-calorie options.

  10. 35
    dianel Says:

    I agree with #26

  11. 36
    lily Says:

    Subway should have also said, “like many people under the age of 25, he smoked pot. Big deal.” I think Michael is stupid for doing it in public, but he’s faaaar from the first person to smoke pot. It’s really not a big deal.

  12. 37
    yoyo Says:

    Aww, its awfully kind of Subway to give the shortbus boy a break! Beep beep the shortbus is here Mikey, and it’s full of subway sandwiches to shove up yer chocolate portal!!!

  13. 38
    BLIP Says:


  14. 39
    someone Says:

    wow, i can see it now.-subways new $5 marijuana foot long!

  15. 40
    really Says:

    Hahaha funniest **** ever!

  16. 41
    honey Says:

    Dudes got his munch on.

  17. 42
    princess Says:

    Good decision Subway, i love both Subway and Phelps!!

  18. 43
    amanda Says:

    one thing subway forgot to mention was the fact that like all americans, people make mistakes!

  19. 44
    Jughed Says:

    Smart move, Subway.

    Nothing tastes better than a foot-long Spicy Italian on Italian herbs and cheese (with provolone) when you’ve got the munchies!

  20. 45
    zzzz Says:

    Stop it Jughead! You’re torturing me, cause that’s my favorite and I want it NOW! With oil and vinegar and loads of pepperoncinis! YUM! I would never be a fool and quit eating my fave sandwich because their sponsor took a bong hit. Yes, it was stupid and wrong to do it while he is sponsoring companies, but people make mistakes and I’m glad Subway have handled things the way they have. Let’s move on, already!

  21. 46
    29-stoner! Says:

    #29, you seem to be on something yourself, so quit judging other people’s actions. There is no message being sent, other than that our hero is human and Subway is forgiving.

  22. 47
    Della Says:

    Kelloggs is full of benzene and not the food of a champion…and if they don’t want any smokers buying their product, fine, I doubt many will after this anyway.

  23. 48
    Chinnay! Says:

    im happy for him. just bcuz he smoked alittle reefer doesnt mean he cant be a good role model. kelloggs lost soemthing real good, alots of people including myself support michael 100%….and he is so fine!
    thank you subway:)

  24. 49
    imaginaque Says:

    Celebrity endorsements are such a waste of time. Do any of us really check to see if our favorite celebrity endorses a restaurant/brand we like before we spend money on it?

    Also, Michael’s prowess in the pool doesn’t necessarily put him above being stupid. He’s a good swimmer, not a superhero or a god. He may, or may not, be a good person. All we really know about him is that he broke records, he’s earning a ton of money from it, and that he likes a bong now and then. So the UCKF what.

  25. 50
    xenu Says:

    The NEW Subway AD:

    Michael Phelps is freshly baked, like our bread!

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