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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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61.

J. Arnett    

Get real everyone! Everybody smokes, if this picture was taken in Holland nothing would be said! Kate Moss had pictures taken with cocaine and her endorsements increased! Paris Hilton had a sex tape and became more popular! Nobody's perfect and he is allowed to live his own life, not to the standard of everyone else!

2055 days ago
62.

chirs messin    

he is suspended from the what, usa swiming. he makes more now taking a dump than they ever paid him what a joke.......................... as your representives took you to war for money, 95000 innocent killed, and poor swim boy dont get no love from us swim. go drown your selves....................................

2055 days ago
63.

Hal    

Michael won't fight the punishment? He should have been kicked out of USA Swimming and lose all endorsement deals. He screwed himself big time, and it's not over yet! It's HIS fault, and only HIS fault. Consequences of decisions HE made.

2055 days ago
64.

John    

I fking LOVE it.

Michael- you're a douche and you got caught.
Deal with it sucka!

2055 days ago
65.

CEROSIETEVEINTE    

DID HE INHALE???????????????

2055 days ago
66.

Rip It Up    

I think they need to hang him. Let's gut him publicly and burn the body.....God America, you suck. This country deserves to go into a depression and drown in its own sactimonious BS. Screw all of you haters. AMERICA SUCKS.

Michael, move to Australia, swim for them and win a ton more gold medals, then flip off all of these AMERICAN JERKS.

2055 days ago
67.

Ginger    

They say pot lessens your motivation!?! Look at this man, he should be the spokesman for legalization!!!

2055 days ago
68.

Jagg88    

Does anyone else think he resembles a Farrengae, or whatever those guy's were called on Star Trek, or just me??

2055 days ago
69.

Rip It Up    

America is such a two-faced country. As a Canadian, I just laugh at your hypocritical culture. You cheer a guy who represents your corrupt & violent dirtbag country, then he makes a mistake, and you want to hang him. You are a disgusting people. May your country rot and implode.

Michael, move up North, you can swim for the Maple Leaf and we won't turn our backs on you.

2055 days ago
70.

Firefly    

God is good
man is not
man made booze
God made pot

2055 days ago
71.

Jackie    

this is all so ridiculous

2055 days ago
72.

jjj    

That sucks!

2055 days ago
73.

★☆RoXaNnE☆★    

☆ Ohhhhhhh my GOD people! It's just POT! It should be legalized anyway! ☆
Its safer than drinking liquor can be (☠and hooking up with strippers ☠)

He didnt make a good choice of getting his pic taken with the bong at his mouth, but really though, if this is his only problem then WOW! He is HUMAN! And we all make mistakes.

But my whole point is......
no matter who it is...

AT LEAST IT WASNT A MORE SERIOUS ISSUE! ONLY POT!

Look at how many people are all doped up on ℞ pills, This was nothing!


☆ At least it wasnt a crack or meth pipe in his hand! ☆



2055 days ago
74.

White power    

Who gives a damn? IT'S WEED, NOT COCAINE!!! And don't even start with "weed is a gate way drug" attitude. Americans are fine with all the guns and not with marijuana??? Guns Kill, Weed does not! Americans = Hypocrites

2055 days ago
75.

Q    

#65 is obviosly one of those Muslim Terrorists that are now flocking to Canada. In fact, Mohammed is now the most popular babys boy name in Canada now. Canada is the new Islamabad West. They welcome terrorists there, no paperwork, no anything and free medical for life for just moving there.

Remember all the hockey lovers and outdoors types from there? They've been replaced by Muslims. Been to Toronto or Vancouver lately? Good Grief you'll think you're in Pakistan or Yemen.

But if they'll take Phelps, you can have him too.

2055 days ago
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