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Michael Phelps Smoked A Bong, and Apologizes

by David Yi 1 February 2009 1,129 views 8 Comments E-mail David Yi

Today, Phelps issued a statement saying,

Source: News of the World

Source: News of the World

I engaged in behaviour which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgement,”

“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.”

But what is he apologizing for?


Source: News of the World

Source: News of the World

Somewhere in middle America, thirteen-year-old boys everywhere are exchanging high-fives and are rejoicing by toking up.

Michael Phelps, Beijing Olympic hero, was caught getting high from a bong where the photos were published in the UK’s “News of the World.”

What was Michael doing? Witnesses from the original story said that Phelps was “loud and obnoxious,” gulping beer and heavily smoking up.

He was a natural at getting high:“You could tell Michael had smoked before. He grabbed the bong and a lighter and knew exactly what to do,” one witness said.

“He looked just as natural with a bong in his hands as he does swimming in the pool. He was the gold medal winner of bong hits. Michael ended up getting a little paranoid, though, because before too long he looked like he was nervous and ran out of the place.”

When was the photo taken? According to the News and World, the picture was taken in November, a time when athletes were not expected to get drug testing.

Where was he, and why? The picture of the swimmer extraordinaire, was taken at a college party at the University of South Carolina, where Phelps was visiting a girl he was secretly seeing.

The king of the party:

“He didn’t know many people so you’d think he’d be a little shy. But he was loud, obnoxious and slamming beers from the get-go.

“Every girl wanted a piece of him and every guy wanted to be his best buddy. He couldn’t get enough of all the attention.”

Still partying the day after:

“He was right back at it at Pavlov’s bar. Like the night before he was holding court, throwing back shots two at a time and pouring drinks to every cute girl.”

Phelps’ “bad boy” record- He was on probation for 18 months when he was 19-years-old back in 2004 for driving under the influence.

Many feel that Phelps has always been a “bad boy.” But others say that his new girlfriend, the Palms “waitress,” Caroline Pal, has influenced him in a negative way.

What do you think?

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  • Steven said:

    I like what i’m seeing on this site. Thepopfix is sick. Anyone that had not suspected Phelps of smoking weed before is smoking something much stronger than weed themself. Outside of the pool, phelps looks like a grungy, messy pothead. lol. Good article.

  • Jamie said:

    Wow, I heard he was kind of a fan of the ladies. So many girls see to think they are “dating” only to see pics of him cozying up to Vegas hookers two days later in US Weekly.

  • Denise said:

    Phelps is dating a trashy waitress he picked up at Vegas. And he’s apologizing for this? Oh please.

  • Bob Marley said:

    Lets see, a drunk driving arrest in 2004 and smoking weed in 2009. Yes, I would say this guys is a good role model and spokesperson for his many endorsement deals. I heard he has been approched by the raw cookie dough company,M&M’s as well as many other munchie companies for lucrative endorsement deals. These spots will all air at 4:20pm
    nationwide. Maybe all the chlorine or Ganjha has gone to this fools head.

  • Hollering said:

    dude i partied with this phelps guy before and he is far from being an attention whore. these quotes are so off base. i just hope ill be able to smoke pot with him some day.


  • Mary Jane said:

    This guy gives new meaning to the word “DOPE”. However let us remember what the bible says ” let he who is without sin, cast the first stoner”

  • Bud said:

    Come on people, lets give this guy a break. Just because he likes to drink,smoke and date trashy women does not make him a bad person.
    Seems to me that he has a lot in common with three other great americans such as Flavor Flav,Bill Clinton and Lindsay Lohan.
    He’s in good company.

  • sunny said:

    Is it so wrong that Michael Phelps likes to drink and party. I feel bad that he’s lost such an incredible amount of endorsements and credibility. It’s a tremendous amount of pressure to be a role model. I’m rooting for the super-human.

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