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Photo of Michael Phelps Smoking Pot is Authentic

Photo of Michael Phelps by C'line.

Photo of Michael Phelps by C'line.

Earlier this week, a photo of Olympic golden boy Michael Phelps smoking marijuana surfaced in a British newspaper. Today, he released a statement in which he acknowledged that the disgraceful photos are authentic. He said that  “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.”

This photo will certainly taint his character a bit, but more importantly, it could jeopardize his career. The World Anti-Doping Agency has introduced a four year ban for drug users, which means that if Phelps fails a drug test, he would not be able to compete in 2012 in London. 

You can see the infamous photo of him smoking pot here.

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  1. February 4, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    You a pothead, Focker? (Meet the Parents)

    • sportsaholic89
      February 5, 2009 at 1:14 am

      HaHaHa…good one.

      Apparently, Phelps may be in a lot of trouble, however, as the South Carolina Police Dept. may press charges against him. Nevertheless, I can’t see him serving any jail time, but maybe it will scare some sense into him. It’s not like this is the first time that he has acted out.

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