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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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Web    

To Survey Says ... I had not read your post prior to posting mine, so I was in no way commenting on your thought in particular, just posting my own thoughts. People are entitled to their opinions and while I may not always agree with them, I defend their right to have that opinion.

2052 days ago
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daneezy    

og god! first off hes not a kid. if wants to smoke why not i cant even imagine all the stress that involves being a pro athlete let alone a gold olympic athlete. so what we are going to persecute him and ruin his career for doing somthing so petty. plz, im so over this story. if he was using pills more people would feel bad for him because hes addicted and could almost kill himself. but its pot for God's sake. he cant even over dose on it.

2052 days ago
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pam    

It was weed and it wasn't the first time. I was wondering when USA Swimming was going to get around to suspending him. Why should he get a break when so many other swimmers go by the rules every day. Most of the other Team USA members will never see the kind of money Phelps gets. Yet they still get up at 5:00a.m. to practice. The only reason they didn't suspend him through the world championships is because they didn't want to risk losing the TV coverage. I hope he called every one on Team USA and apologized for being such a dumb ass. If I was Ryan Lochte, I'd be practicing extra hard right now. American swimming is looking for a new guy and it's his turn.

2052 days ago
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lost in lalaland    

BOYCOTT KELLOGG'S!!!!!!!

2052 days ago
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diana    

Once again, worshping false idols. When will people learn?

2052 days ago
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dazedandconfused    

#7 you said it all!!! Again, if our President can admit that he did the deed and is elected into the highest office, what is the problems? I just don't get it. Is the President of the United States exempt from being a good role model??? The double standards are ridiculous.

2051 days ago
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stephanie    

Okay, seriously people are getting more mad about him taking a hit, then his DUI. Personally I think that a DUI is more dangerous, because if could have killed someone!!

2051 days ago
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len    

Asha , Marijuana is a plant....what a clever girl. It is not a drug,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not so clever . Before you post, if you want to sound credible....a bit late now... educate yourself. Your ignorance is ...........well...quite pathetic. This is Your brain on pot. Digoxin, morphine....shall we start there.? Now , go to the library, or as in your case, the internet, as you undoubtably do not know what a Library or , apparently a book, is..............at least a Pharmacological book,,and, if you can read , do so. Your ignorance will confront you. Of course, that will require comprehension,

2050 days ago
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annadubai    

Micheal Phelps is a loser. He accompishes one thing - one Olympiad - and he's ready to quit. Destroy the lungs that propelled him to victory by smoking? Yeah, that makes sense. Throw away the millions in endorsements? That's smart too. What kind of job can a pot smoking former swimmer get? He's not fit to be a life guard. Seriously, what marketable skills does this loser have?? Obviously like any pot head, alcoholic, etc.. the dope is all that matters to him.

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