Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps admitted to “regrettable” behavior Sunday and vowed it wouldn’t happen again after a British newspaper published a photograph of the swimmer smoking from a bong.
Oh dear god!!! Who the fuck cares what this person was doing in his own personal time. I just do not understand this incessant need of the public to be a moral police. It was a bong hit…..something that adults and kids all over the world are doing right now. Something that has been deemed medically safe by numerous doctors and physicians all around the world. Something that is sold legally in quite a few European countries.
And now this poor guy is going to lose lucrative endorsements all because he smoked a joint. What nonsense.
“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” the record-setting American athlete said in a statement issued Sunday.
“I’m 23 years old, and despite the successes I have had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner that people have come to expect from me,” Phelps said. “For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public — it will not happen again.”
People often use bongs to smoke marijuana.
And for those who say that he is a role model and should act like it…………..please give me a break. He is a 23 old kid who happens to excel in a sport. He is the one who needs a role model.