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Phelps

Gets Bonged by

USA Swimming

2/5/2009 10:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


0205_phelps_bnMichael Phelps has been suspended for three months by USA Swimming after the whole bong thing.

The organization has cut off financial support to Phelps for the three months as well.

USA Swimming said, "This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero."

Michael won't fight the punishment.

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31.

my thoughts    

AND GUESS WHAT GENIUSES ALL POT DOES NOT COME FROM MEXICO....DOY.... SOME PEOPLE GROW IT RIGHT HERE HERE IN THE USA WOOHOO

2083 days ago
32.

Wow    

Appropriate. Kellogg's, a children's ceral, has every right in the world to let him go. There was probably some morality clause in the deal, there always are. He'll learn from this and do better.

2083 days ago
33.

tanya    

This is uncalled for.... you have celebrities , politicians and so on using hard drugs, behaving badly and they should be punished. Marijuana is a legal medical drug in California. There are more important things to be talking about like ENFORCING IMMIGRATION LAWS, THE ECONOMY, JOBS, HEALTH CARE AND LOTS OF OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES.

2083 days ago
34.

Moan Ica    



Good for Kellogs and their holier-than-thou antics. Can we have a look at your accounting books?

2083 days ago
35.

Mdolla    

He may be a great athlete but seriously, he looks mentally retarded....

2083 days ago
36.

#645732 - Cell Block H    

I smoke pot without supporting the drug cartels of the southern half of the globe. I buy American. Humbolt county is the best. I've also grown my own. The best thing we can do is legalize it and make it available to anyone who wants it. Just like cigarettes. The money generated by this would sure pull us out of debt.

2083 days ago
37.

Wild Abra    

Why...why, why WHY is everyone making a big deal about the pot? Christ Almighty, it doesn't have the deadly carcinogens that cigarettes do, it doesn't drastically impair your functioning like alcohol does....hell, the plant by itself would be a WONDER if legalized, because you can making clothing and other textiles from the plant. WHY are we still keeping it illegal? As a woman who has never smoked a day in her life, I just don't find the taboo in it. Cancer patients are even allowed to smoke or take the THC pills for nausea and pain when they are recovering from chemotherapy sessions. Why does everyone feel that they are the perfect people to judge this kid? The damn picture was taken on a CAMERA PHONE! How is one to expect that. I swear, it's 2009, but many of us still act as if we're from the '50's.....MODERNIZE ALREADY! This is almost as bad as Tommy Chong getting arrested for the whole bong manufacturing company.....IT'S JUST POT!

2083 days ago
38.

Aero    

I think the point most people are missing..... Phelps did not work his butt off in high school, college, and then the Olympics to be a role model. Beauty queens who have had their crowns taken away DID strive to be a role model, Phelps just wanted to swim. As the mother of athletes, once their season is over or they have won, they get to cut loose and make up for all the time they had to stick to strict diets, exercise, 4am practices, etc... he hit a bong, dated a hoochie, partied and drank some beer... Thats 95% of all men... GIVE THE DUDE A BREAK!

2083 days ago
39.

Mdolla    

A 2007 study by the Canadian government found cannabis smoke contained more toxic substances than tobacco smoke. The study determined that marijuana smoke contained 20 times more ammonia, and five times more hydrogen cyanide and nitrogen oxides than tobacco smoke....

2083 days ago
40.

FLAKEY WHITE STUFF    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Ah - Ha!

Now send him to jail!!!

2083 days ago
41.

Mdolla    

Im a man and I dont do those things...

2083 days ago
42.

Shulgin    

The only mistake he made was letting some scandalous retard with a camera phone take his pic. He made history in Beijing and he's still a hero. Aquaman shouldn't have been crucified by the media or his sponsors. Let me put it to you this way....if Michael Phelps wanted to honor me with taking a toke or two in the privacy of my abode...no flash photography is a give-in. Cut his some slack.

2083 days ago
43.

LeFreak    

so he smokes pot. WHO CARES? how ridiculous to take everything away from him for doing something just about everyone who was once his age has done.

2083 days ago
44.

Ash    

OMG! The guy is only human, who the hell cares? It was a bong and he had a little toke toke. Just let the man be, we all make mistakes

2083 days ago
45.

Stephanie    

There is a major difference between smokin weed and doping steriods to play a better game # 10 your an idiot!

2083 days ago
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