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.
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I don’t “damn” him at all. But I am embarrassed by his actions. He is no longer worthy of being an American Olympian, IMO.
BTW, it appears that this wasn’t his first “tryout”, either. LOL
Busted! Another big time sports “hero” gets caught in the act...
Actually, it has been the serial affairs with confirmed low-lifes and hookers that has tarnished his star. He is a young thrill seeker who is not smart enough to realize he is ruining his image.
That’s for sure. He’s going to really regret making such an error in judgement.
Why? I say good for him.
How is he promoting it because some jerk snapped a pic with his phone and sold it to the media?
Why take his medals away? Was there a stipulation before the olympics that you forever had to refrain from breaking silly laws the rest of your life?
Like most people he has probably smoked an occasionaly joint since high school, but will go on Oprah and play it up as "poor him" after he won those golds.
Would you have kicked William F Buckley or Milton Friedman off of this site? True conservatives as they were, they did not when you using the government to enforce your moral whims on free people.
Sounds like you are jealous.
You're absolutely right about the jaw. Phelps has an unusually large/long jaw. It's way too easy to manipulate photos these days for me to accept this very quickly.
After all this time, the media finally got him.
OK, Papasmurf, Don't you know that Smurfs are communists!
How very melodramatic, in so many ways. P
Me, a female, jealous of a male chasing hookers? You reveal too much about yourself.
Shhh! I’m undercover.
too much money and too much time on his hands.
“Would you have kicked William F Buckley or Milton Friedman off of this site? True conservatives as they were, they did not when you using the government to enforce your moral whims on free people.”
Dear Mr. Jeremy,
I see your recent weight gain has put a damper on your, uh, film career. Too bad.
Best of luck in your new one as Bong tester.
P.S. I would respond to your post, except I can’t decipher it.
Few people can handle fame and the temptations it brings.
When pressed for a comment, Phelps slowly asked for a burrito.
But still, can you imagine how far he could have gotten as a competitive swimmer if he just hadn't smoked marijuana?
I think that probably depends on the values and perspectives held by the observer.
Olympic athletes display athleticism, which includes hard work, desire, determination, sportsmanship. Anything else good is a bonus. I certainly don’t wish my children to emulate any of them outside of the sport. I’d much rather my children look to their maternal grandparents and to us, their parents, as their role models.
Phelps is an awesome athlete, swimmer. It seems that the person who took the picture or presented the picture as real, as well as the person who wrote the article, is trying to make something off of Phelps and his popularity.
Well, it is a performance drug, man! It explains everything, man!
I’m surprised by the numbers here who are upset, and who were trying to hold this young man up as perfection. He’s a kid, kids do dumb things. As for conservatism and marijuana, how is the “war on drugs” conservative? That has been one of the biggest reasons for the growth of government and it’s excess of abuse.
Do people really believe Olympic athletes are pure, or are supposed to be? They’re athletes, that’s all.
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone No I'm just tryin' to have me some fun
Further than winning 8 Olympic Gold Medals this past Olympics?
I don’t smoke pot but seriously it’s not like he’s been caught doing any performance enhancing drugs.
Relax! this is not WWIII if Phelps smokes marijuana, even if it would be him in the picture and it is questionable behavior for a role model for youth.
This is a conservative forum but there IS room for discussion of marijuanna laws, and differences of opinions about use by adults,.etc.
Go ahead now and offer a brilliant reply about my screen name.
However, I just can't get too wound up over the guy toking up or chasing slutty chicks. Doesn't sound too bad to me!
So, conservatives don’t/can’t smoke weed? Guess that memo never made its way to me.
Anyway, a college-age kid is blowing bong hits. Stop the presses.
As a Marylander I can only say that my wife and I saw this coming.
He’s a super athlete, but if you’ve ever seen him interviewed, the kid is a dolt. There’s not alot upstairs. Notice on all of his enorsements that he rarely even says one sentence in the commercial. (There’s a reason for that)
My first tip off was when I saw him at Ravens games wearing his hat like a Baltimore street thug gang banger. That was not what I wanted my 12yr old son seeing and I advised him at that point to not look up to this Olympic “hero”.
I’m not in need of relaxation. I’M NOT! LOL
All I’m saying is, give peace a chan...oh, wrong room.
Really, I don’t give a shoot if he hits a bong, that’s his business.
That he stood on a podium draped in our flag and now his picture plastered across the world with his lips wrapped around a public bong, cause’s me embarrassment. Yeah, it does.
Obviously, I take the seriousness of the Olympics, and all of it’s meanings and implications, to heart. I’m sorry so many don’t.
Now then, about that scream name...maybe a little more recovery is still needed? LOL
Who cares? If everyone in America who ever hit a bong disappeared today the population would be 1/3 of what it was yesterday.
You’re reading way too much into what I posted. Try it again when you you come down.
I think your comment was to the effect that the bong room was on the left, with “DU” on the door.
No hassles, friend. Just tweaking you a bit.
“No hassles, friend. Just tweaking you a bit.”
This is the most fun I’ve had all week! Thanks for your donation. LOL
Isn't winning more in the Olympics than anyone ever has far enough?
Notice the brain being fried?
~ “Im surprised by the numbers here who are upset, and who were trying to hold this young man up as perfection.” ~
I can’t speak for anyone except myself. There is a difference between being upset and feeling a sense of sadness about the path a young man has chosen. There is a difference between holding a young man up as perfection and wishing for him to make better choices for his own sake, and for the sake of those who might be influenced by him.
Here's the deal. The guy is a monster swimmer. You really think he never smoked a little recreational dope all those years of discipline and drive and strength and devotion it took him to become a monster swimmer? Has it occurred to you that pot is a vastly overrated peril?
Do you actually believe that an individual who does "recreational" crystal meth or cocaine or vicodin or any other psycho drug, could even become an Olympic swimmer? Or perhaps you've never known such people?
Obviously, recreational pot interferes about as much as recreational booze with an athletes' ability, character, and performance. As for "promoting the lifestyle," that is hardly justified. There's a lot to be said for the Christian practice of "Live and let live."
By the way, I do not smoke either pot or cigs. This is a rights issue to me.
Me either! He must of told someone he’s a Republican? That’s the only reason I can think of where they would want to try to smear him.
Someone who can do bong hits and still wipe the floor with every swimmer in the world is just unreal.
Amen. It appears we have a lot of purse-lipped Church Ladies in America, but then, we always have, though in the old days they were more likely sipping laudenum. By the way, I love your tagline. Just looked it up. Thank you. (John 6:29: Learn it, love it, live it.)
Awwwwwww ... man ... BUSTED!
You may be right about that. I care because I lived through the ‘counterculture revolution’ and I’ve watched the changes for the worse that occurred in the lives of individuals, and in the life of our nation, as a result.