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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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46.

LeFreak    

LEAVE MICHAEL ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE! YOU BASTARDS!

2054 days ago
47.

Wild Abra    

Who funded that Canadian study? I know for a fact that there have been countless studies (by scholarly sources) that would disagree.

2054 days ago
48.

Proud American    

I'm sorry, but he's an adult. He was smoking weed, so what?! That's a law enforcement matter. And celebrities are people, they make mistakes like everyone else! They shouldn't be role models period, meaning someone can appear to be one thing in front of a camera, and another when the camera stops rolling. Leave the boy alone!!

2054 days ago
49.

Who Caresss!!!    

LOL, all my predictions came true. I said Phelps will never win another gold medal mostly due to the self endorsed pseudo celeb status from his too fat of a head to stay in reality check mindset. I also said it would be due to some sort of drug paraphanalia and being Mr. 2 Kool. Next? Rehab.. just wait and watch! He will be arrested for drugs or DUI. Then his career is over. Has been at 23. hehee!

2054 days ago
50.

TheseDays    

After all the training he had to go thru for the Olympics, he just went a little on the wild side partying and enjoying life.... This will prob cost him in endorsements as well.

2054 days ago
51.

cb    

IF HE WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO BE PHOTOGRAPED SMOKING WEED HE DESERVES WHAT HE GETS.. HE MAKES MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ENDORSEMENT MONEY FROM COMPANIES THAT HIRED HIM BECAUSE HE WAS A GOOD ROLE MODEL. LIKE ANY JOB WHEN YOU SCREW UP YOU GET FIRED WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD BUD.. NO PUN INTENDED

2054 days ago
52.

Disgusting    

And the athletes who commit domestic violence and other crimes get away with it

Legalize marijuana.

Don't idolize athletes.

2054 days ago
53.

missheather    

Never saw that coming. First Kellog's now this. Now he's got 3 months to "really" think about the choices he makes in his life. Hey, maybe with those 3 months he can spend some "quality time" with Caz.

2054 days ago
54.

goatboy    

Leave this guy alone. So what... Pot Give me a break. DUI. So what ! Hookers ! Please! More power to you Michael!

2054 days ago
55.

STFU TMZ YOU ARE IDIOTS    

There is nothing wrong with "drug cartels" that are ONLY selling pot . Now if they sell more than pot, yeah there is something wrong with them, at the same time if they do, then he is supporting them but he isn't their biggest supporter so in the end his pot smoking didn't f'n matter! The coke heads, etc are the major supporters of the drug cartels that have more than pot! So get over it! Pot is a cool drug for a drug, and is helpful and necessary, absolutely necessary for some! And this is coming from someone who can't smoke it because I feel paranoid on it but yet I have a totally open mind about it because i've done my reasearch and been around plenty of people to know and also, alcohol too, alcohol is way way way worse! Pot is safer than any prescribed, legal, OTC, etc drug there is!

2054 days ago
56.

STFU TMZ YOU ARE IDIOTS    

And for people who say the smoking of it causes cancer, which some say pot prevents cancer even when smoked, well guess what? You can prevent all that by cooking it and eating it so.......that makes pot completely harmless and also very helpful to the sick and fun to the people who enjoy it, once again, I don't enjoy it but I still love it for what it is!

2054 days ago
57.

M in Maryland    


I have mixed feelings about all of this. Yes; he's young, naive, and was
careless. He was caught doing something illegal and there are consequences. I can understand both side of he coins, but....

As a mom, I just hope he gets the support he needs to get through
this and not trip either now or later. We all can be vulnerable, and
I just hope he handles this appropriately, rebounds and moves on to
further do great things in his life and also in the community for
others.

So Micheal, take it one day at a time, surround yourself with REAL
friends and people who have your best interest at heart. Do some good
for others. YES, we all have done things, however, some people love
to see other fall or fall, but remember that " this too shall pass."

Learn from this and press ahead. There may be other fall outs, things
often get worst before they get better, but....

KEEP SMILING!


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2054 days ago
58.

Im not racist my best friend is black.lol    

yea Hookah's are not smoked out of bongs actually, because they are not smoked its and actually device. Flavored tobacco its smoked out of a.....Hookah!!! lol so ur a dumb ass
2. Anyone remember the josh howard from the dallas mavericks incident? omg they went off on the guy. the racial slurrs were just Muah :-* to perfection! Obama admiting he did marijuana, that was it he might as well have killed someone.
3. woah woah woah people Its not about race, that would just be crazy

2054 days ago
59.

SHYLA KENNEDY    

MJ should be legal and it is a harmless, wonderful, private habit that provides many hard-working professional people a great release; you get high, sit around with friends and laugh your ass off. 20 minutes later you are straight. No one I know every responded to a domestic dispute involving weed and no one I know ever died of a weed overdose. MJ has many legitimate medical uses, including helping to ease the pain of people who have terminal cancer and curing migraine headaches (a surprise benefit to me). Please, all of you wake up, MJ is a PLANT, not a DRUG like the government keeps trying to brainwash us on. Do you dummies realize how many people are in jail for life because of California's three strike law and the con's third strike was getting caught with weed? Now, does that seem right to you? Also, Marijuana could generate an incredible amount of revenue if legalized and would also create jobs if it was legalized. In this economy, perhaps that should be a consideration. And PLEASE give Mr. Phelps a break, he's worked harder and being a superstar than perhaps anyone who has taken the time to bash him on this blog. WISE UP. WEED IS GOD'S GIFT.

2054 days ago
60.

Sharona    

Can't Fix Stupid. It is impossible to determine what this young man was smoking.

2054 days ago
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