Michael Phelps Admits To Embarrassing Photo With Marijuana Pipe

February 2, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was forced to apologize for a very embarrassing incident, after a photo in a British newspaper showed him inhaling from a marijuana bong pipe. Phelps  did not dispute the authenticity of the exclusive picture published Saturday by the tabloid News of the World and released the following statement on Sunday, to the AP: “I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.”

News of the World said the picture was taken during a November house party while Phelps was visiting the University of South Carolina. Their sources said that Phelps was “out of control from the moment he got there.” The swimmer definitely has let his hair down after years of rigorous training that culminated in winning a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games.  He has spent a lot of time in Las Vegas honing his skills as a poker player while dating a model/cocktail waitress. But Phelps recently began serious training for the London 2012 Olympics, so it’s mostly back to the grindstone now. This incident could hurt his standing with his sponsors but marijuana is viewed differently from performance-enhancing drugs, and is not subject to WADA sanctions unless a positive test that occurs during competition periods.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip Blog


Comments

2 Responses to “Michael Phelps Admits To Embarrassing Photo With Marijuana Pipe”

  1. Tim on February 2nd, 2009 2:49 pm

    Toke it up, Michael! The fact that a world class athlete can smoke the fruit of the wonderful cannabis plant and then jump in the pool and shatter several long-standing records speaks plenty about the dangers of sweet mary jane. Watch out kids. Wheaties wants YOU!

  2. SunflowerPipes on February 4th, 2009 6:46 pm

    If Michael Phelps is into smoking pipes then good for him. Just because he enjoys smoking a glass pipe does not mean he should have to lie about it and talk about the “big mistake” he made. The government makes a mistake every time it enforces marijuana prohibition at the expense of America and good since. America should grow up and quit attacking its own citizens for how they decide to spend their recreational time.

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