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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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