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Michael Phelps

Our Bad

11/23/2009 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Phelps -- Our BadThere is definitely a Michael Phelps who owes $20,000 to the State of California ... problem is, he's not the same Michael Phelps who competed in the Olympics.

As for the real Phelps, he's in excellent tax standing in the Golden state.

Now, we're off to buy a ton of Speedos ... and Omega watches ... and PowerBars ...

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

Iloura    

You guys are total D-bags, can you say, do your research?

1734 days ago
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dee    

I applaud You for giving the same space to admitting You were wrong as You did to the original store.

1734 days ago
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Nicole    

TMZ calls Jon Gosselin a D-bag for enjoying time away from family and home (WE ALL DO, that's why they invented BARS and NIGHTCLUBS and CASINOS). But yet, TMZ are total D-bags for embarrassing Phelps for no reason.

1734 days ago
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UhDuh    

Somebody is in trooouuubbbble... Uh DOY!

1734 days ago
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heidi    

so, since tmz made $$$$ off reporting this poor private citizens tax problems...how about tmz helping him to pay his taxes????

1734 days ago
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Andrea    

Ha!

1734 days ago
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BamaGirl    

Well, dumbasses, next time do your homework.......

1734 days ago
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Noel    

This is beyond stupid. Shame on you.

1734 days ago
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jmo    

Lighten up guys this aint fox news. no one can get it right everytime. "do your research", have you seen the show lately, because TMZ is not a news organization, so don't expect them to act like one. So if you posted a neg comment here, watch Fox News Channel.

1734 days ago
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Lady    

Aww what a nice lil subtle opps. Your reporting was much grander bout this. As usual the accusation is always louder than the apology. Can we see the letter to Micheal and his Atty? Can WE see any future groveling on this matter?

1734 days ago
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Linda    

You guys at TMZ are total idiots!!! The Olympian Michael Phelps should sue your asses for defaming his name. If Harvey is a real attorney, then why in the hell didn't he make certain his uneducated, inarticulate, incompetent staff had researched it properly. Just goes to show what shabby "work" TMZ does!

1734 days ago
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sushi    

Just because this is tabloid journalism, they still have a responsibility to get it right before they mar someone's reputation.

Absolutely shameful and calls into question other TMZ reports.

1734 days ago
13.

carren    

Harvey et al,

You creeps are HORRIBLE.

1734 days ago
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Jasmine    

Bravo for admitting your mistakes! I'm cool with this! :)

1734 days ago
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whocares    

Perhaps you should try fact checking before you post... once something is posted or reported on a lot of people never hear or read the retraction. Whom ever on your staff was responsible for the false report should be fired.

1734 days ago
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