Apparently, his body is not the temple that we thought he treated it as.
Olympic great Michael Phelps has let us down. To people all over the worked, he was was living proof that if you worked hard and stayed clean, good things would come to you and you could be a winner. Now he is telling us if you look like you are clean but, polluting your body when nobody is looking, you can get away with anything.
Recently, a British tabloid, News of the World, published (old) a photograph of Michael Phelps smoking from a bong. The Olympic great quickly acknowledged the “regrettable” behavior and “bad judgment”. Ya think????
Phelps said: “I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.”
News of the World, says that the 14-time Olympic Gold medalist took the photographed bong hit at a college in South Carolina. Phelps was allegedly photographed smoking marijuana in November of 2008 at a college party which he showed up unannounced to, according to News of the World.
To be honest, I would guess that everyone has done something they wish they had not done. Owning up to it doesn’t make it go away but, it sure makes it easier to deal with and get over faster.
Hopefully, this time around, the Olympic superstar/ role model (?) for some, will have learned his lesson and will be more respectful of the ‘temple’ of a body that he has worked hard to construct. More than anything, as a world-wide celebrity, he will be a bit smarter about who he hangs around with and what he does in his free time.
“I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way,” swimmer Michael Phelps said in a statement released Sunday.
“I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way,” swimmer Michael Phelps said in a statement released Sunday. Now there are furious “youth” saying that’s not how they behave. Smoking anything is not youthful. Again, what are you thinking Phelps????
“I’m 23 years old, and despite the successes I have had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner that people have come to expect from me,” Phelps said. “For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public — it will not happen again.”
Not bad considering this is his second boo-boo with the public. Last time he apologized he said
“Getting into a car with anything to drink is wrong. It’s dangerous and it’s unacceptable. I’m 19, but was taught that no matter how old you are, you take responsibility for actions, which I do,” Phelps told ESPN.
Since winning a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics he has received numerous corporate endorsements totaling millions of dollars.
Phelps is one of 12 Olympic athletes that have pledged to “My Victory,” an initiative launched last year by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to keep competitive sports clean of cheating and drug use. PPPFFFFTTTTT. Dope.
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