Skip to comments.What A Dope: Michael Phelps caught with cannabis pipe
Posted on 01/31/2009 3:02:21 PM PST by LucyJo
THIS is the astonishing picture which could destroy the career of the greatest competitor in Olympic history.
In our exclusive photo Michael Phelps, who won a record EIGHT gold medals for swimming at the Beijing games last summer, draws from a bong.
The glass pipes are generally used to smoke cannabis.
And after sporting chiefs announced laws which mean four-year bans for drug-taking, Phelps dreams of adding to his overall 14 gold medal tally at the 2012 games in London could already be OVER.
GOLDEN BOY: Phelps at Beijing Those dreams seemed the last thing on his mind when he puffed from the bong during two days of partying with students last November, a quiet time in the swimming calendar when athletes would not expect to get tested for drugs.
One party-goer who witnessed the stars behaviour told the News of the World: He was out of control from the moment he got there.
If he continues to party like that Id be amazed if he ever won any more medals again.
Phelps aides went into a panic over our story and offered us a raft of extraordinary incentives not to run the bong picture.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsoftheworld.co.uk ...
that is a very good catch on the watch!
Looks identical to me.
What will the folks from Wheaties say now?
Phelps said: "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."
Wheaties should take Michaels trend under advisement. It works with brownies, doncha’ know.
Well stated...As the old acronym goes:
Follow that and success and happiness will follow one in every aspect of life...Contentment is far underrated in today’s world. If there was more of being content lots of bad things would happen less often.
“How do you know he didn’t do some boozing and womanizing? “
He absolutely did. I can say that because one of his old girlfriends used to live near me. The John Wayne Marina, owned by his family, is 20 minutes from my house and was one of his favorite harbors. Be that as it may, a generation of youth looked up to him, in fantasy I am sure, as we did many other folks.
Though many of those role models & childhood heros back then had their problems, being a doper was not publicly acceptable as it apparently is today. I see that as a problem.
I don’t think that our favorite swimmer is a lowlife for smoking dope, I see him as a fool and a hypocrite in his actions. Frankly, I don’t give a hoot if folks want to smoke dope until it’s coming out of their ears, I just don’t think excuses or acceptance should be given to them, especially when it is our country’s children that are watching all of this.
He chose the role of setting an example, he gets paid very well for it... he failed in my view, and should suffer the consequences of his foolishness, that’s all.
I am now 60, so maybe it’s all ok now, after all, Obama was/is a crack head, and Clinton smoked dope, and it was even ok for him to rape and make B/J’s ok for children to talk about, or worse.....
I like the world I came from much better that the one created by those in charge of perception building and example setting today.
As for your Saint comment. I hold that ALL men have been in rooms that they wouldn’t have wanted to had died in, myself included, in fact, I have been in many of those rooms, but I am nobody famous, I was nothing in my life...just an honest man and good dad, that’s all.
I don’t believe he’s enhaling.
Good to see a few of the anti-pot dorks on FR are still around.
I don't know that many people that associate being pro-marijuana with being a responsible patriotic American conservative.
I consider it the #1 drug responsible for the dumbing down of America.
He should do some PSA ads educating the general public on the dangers of smoking pot to redeem himself.
I love the fact that a DUI wouldn’t deny him endorsement deals but hitting a bong will.
Apparently in this society, driving drunk is seen as a lesser evil than just smoking weed. Amazing.
Are you going to let your grandson know about the DUI he got after the 2004 Olympics? Yikes, WHO CAN HE BELIEVE IN!!!
You must be a blast at parties.
However, he may just qualify along with the likes of Michael Vick and Pacman Jones for out and out stupidity!
Just goes to show that swimming does not increase your ability to make value judgements.
Maybe his cell mates ("Fat Fingers aQeder" and "Men Only Bubba") will leave him alone because of his gold medals!
Or as Bugs Bunny used to say....."Whada Maroon!"
Oh, experimenting with pot is on the same level as raising dogs to rip each other apart and carrying a gun into a stip club. There’s some logic and reason for ya.
I’m terribly dissapointed in Phelps. With his lung capacity he should be using an eight footer.
OK, I guess that’s it. But I’m still disappointed because finally in some ways MD has a champion, but then, raised in a liberal state, what do you expect?
Phelps had been arrested after the previous Olympics for drunk driving - and maybe also just being busted at a “party” (someone said the latter on radio, but I don’t recall it).
Add to that I never liked the eyes on Phelps - something there I don’t trust. At the very least looks like an arrogant smart-ass (pompous about his ability, perhaps?), at most like a druggie (same kind of washed-out losing-it vacant look as Klintoon).
Oh, because EVERYONE loves drunkeness (”parties”). Well, 95% of society - especially the younger society. They think it’s harmless, et al. They also think it’s fun - why? Why are “parties” consisting only of getting drunk? What is so fun about that? The puking? Yeah, I find puking really fun.
Personally I’m 1 of the 5% who doesn’t ever “drink”. Never, except for communion wine (and yes, I had some sips of dad’s beer as a child). Not only do I abhor drunkeness, but I hate the taste of the stuff. It’s awful. Don’t get how anyone thinks it tastes great.
Given he’s been arrested for drunk-driving, I have doubts about his ability to “never do” things “again”.
Your brother is right, each current "hero's" heroic accomplishment is in his area of specialty and only there, and let's stop at that. Their lives are likely to be a mess, just like everyone else's. I bet you could find dirt in Captain Sully's life history, too, but why look?!
In the meantime, Michael Phelps is a featured speaker (along with Colon Bowel, Steve Forbes, Rudy and Zig Ziglar) in a traveling circus advertised in full page ads and called GET MOTIVATED BUSINESS SEMINAR. ONLY $4.95 to attend ("Or Send Your Entire Office for Only $19!"), and undoubtedly a come-on to buy more goodies. But the question for me is what is it that I could possibly learn from the likes of Michael Phelps?
They are/were both "stars"....both worth millions....both knew it.
And from an extreme lack of judgement and the ability to think....they both blew it away. It's gone!
I never said anything at all about the "crimes" being equal....just the stupidity.
Sheeeesh....get a life!
well, nobody ever said that he was bright.
“Would you have kicked William F Buckley or Milton Friedman off of this site?”
Remember, they spent most of their careers in the pre-Moral Majority era. Before we voted for Ronald Regan to help us take back the country from the far left dirtbags.
“OK, Papasmurf, Don’t you know that Smurfs are communists!”
You don’t believe in morality?
Generally, conservatives possess the morals to know right from wrong. Obviously, there are quite a few who don't. More than I realized at least.
"Anyway, a college-age kid is blowing bong hits. Stop the presses."
You're right. We've fallen so far as a nation that the only story that will "stop the presses" at this point is one about a college-age kid who doesn't use drugs.
It looks like doing the right thing and living your life morally gets you branded as a freak in 21st century America.
Can you explain why smoking pot is “wrong”? Is drinking beer and/or scotch also “wrong”? If not, why not?