Phelps Might Blow Off 2012 After Bonggate
2/5/2009 2:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Phelps is thinking twice about competing in the 2012 Olympics because the media scrutiny is drowning him.
The golden boy tells the Baltimore Sun he "clearly made a mistake" inhaling from a bong in that now-infamous shot, and he might even reconsider swimming in London. "This is a decision of mine that I'm not going to make today," he says. "But it is something I need to think about."
Meanwhile, Phelps says the paps have been all over him, even waking him up at 7:00 AM at his bedroom window.