Michael Phelps Bong Hit Smoking Marijuana
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Michael Phelps Takes A Hit From A Bong. That Is All.

1/31/09 in Olympics, Summer   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Well, the Weekly World News, famous for finding compromising photos of people, has gotten their hands on a doozie. Here's a photo they managed to snag of Mr. Gold Medal Michael Phelps hitting a bong at the University of South Carolina back in November during a down time in the swim season when he wasn't going to be drug tested.



Apparently Phelps was visiting yet another girlfriend at the school or something. And word was he was a pro with the bong.

Naturally the Weekly World News does it's best to mention how this photo will kill Phelps' endorsement opportunities. Really? He got a DUI when he was 19, which is about 300 times worse than smoking weed, and that hasn't exactly hurt him.

Plus, he's 23, has 14-gold-medals, and he's an international celebrity. We should be glad the worst picture of Phelps out there is him hitting a bong, rather than him doing lines off of a hooker's back. Cut the man some slack.

UPDATE: Phelps has since apologized, but didn't actually admit to smoking pot.
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2/4/09   |   taylordanley   |   6 respect

jthall25 wrote:
I 100 percent agree. So what if Michael Phelps smoked a bong. He is the greatest athlete alive. He didn't put anyone else in danger. Over 95 million Americans ADMIT to smoking pot. People love weed always have and always will. He deserves to blow off steam. Just decriminalize it already and put an end to all thsi madness!! Until our greedy government can find a way to make serious bank off of it it will be illegal.  Do your thing Mike. There has never been one reported death in America from marijuana use. But how many alcohol poisonings have their been?? what does that tell you?

not to mention the leading cause of teenage death is, none other than drunk driving! imagine the money we could use on stimulating the economy instead of incarcerating practically INNOCENT minor marijuana possessors. our current president Barack Obama before starting his campaign knowingly admitted that he was all for the decriminalization and regulation of marijuana. seriously people without proper knowledge on the subject you should all just check the fact. please visit: www.norml.com and read some pretty interesting stuff on marijuana and its uses.

2/4/09   |   astoltzfus

Fortunately for Michael Phelps, he’s already banked so much public trust and support that this mistake probably won’t tarnish his image beyond repair. However, as I said on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike show, with tens of millions of dollars in endorsements at stake, he would be wise to publically distance himself from the handlers that attempted the cover-up, highlight what he will do to help keep kids off drugs, and remind his fans of the hard work, talent, and determination that made him a superstar in the first place. In short, he should be talking again about how much his mom and family means to him and allowing photographers to chronicle his grueling training regimen. For those interested, I encourage you to read my blog post about the communications challenges facing Phelps on BulletProofBlog.com and share your thoughts:

http://www.bulletproofblog.com/2009/02/04/has-michael-phelps-reputation-gone-up-in-smoke/

2/3/09   |   stompnnmyafones1

MarkW49ers wrote:

If...that is MP...that will likely be the most expensive breath he has ever taken...And...who exactly is/was his PR representitive?

who cares who his "PR representative" was?

2/3/09   |   kevinfolie

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2/3/09   |   jthall25

MannyStiles wrote:
I'd rather him smoking a 1,000,000 bongs than driving drunk once. 

I 100 percent agree. So what if Michael Phelps smoked a bong. He is the greatest athlete alive. He didn't put anyone else in danger. Over 95 million Americans ADMIT to smoking pot. People love weed always have and always will. He deserves to blow off steam. Just decriminalize it already and put an end to all thsi madness!! Until our greedy government can find a way to make serious bank off of it it will be illegal.  Do your thing Mike. There has never been one reported death in America from marijuana use. But how many alcohol poisonings have their been?? what does that tell you?

2/3/09   |   taylordanley   |   6 respect

wineyo wrote:
Look I was there man and I can tell you Michael 's bong hitting skills could be put to use to represent the USA at an event year that's way bigger than the Olympics. That's right the Universely recognized Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. Let Michael dominate in the bong competition and  the new munchie devouring category and represent the USA in a new way big time. Forget all those fat ass losers that expect you to win a bunch of gold medals and bust your ass in the pool without a rewarding bong hit! Lung capacity that can shred an 8th of the dankest KB in 19.47777777 seconds like yours should be rewarded with the finest of munchies and bong endorsements. Dare to live the dream my friend.       Peace and Love! 

greatest comment EVERRRRRR

2/3/09   |   wineyo

Look I was there man and I can tell you Michael 's bong hitting skills could be put to use to represent the USA at an event year that's way bigger than the Olympics. That's right the Universely recognized Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. Let Michael dominate in the bong competition and  the new munchie devouring category and represent the USA in a new way big time. Forget all those fat ass losers that expect you to win a bunch of gold medals and bust your ass in the pool without a rewarding bong hit! Lung capacity that can shred an 8th of the dankest KB in 19.47777777 seconds like yours should be rewarded with the finest of munchies and bong endorsements. Dare to live the dream my friend.       Peace and Love! 

2/2/09   |   skys1momma

It's me again....Well it looks like I was wrong and Michael Phelps admitted he did take a "Hit" (or two or three) LOL Well personally I really don't care what people do in their private lives. It's none of our business. The only draw back for me was having to tell my son who is a young swimmer that it is true what Michael "chose" to do. My son's reflection was he doesn't want to judge Michael Phelps and others shouldn't judge as well on what he does in his personal life and that he is still one of the greatest swimmers! Not bad a opinion from a 12 year old! Thanks for all the shout outs!!!

2/2/09   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

Jackgrey wrote:
http://www.cafepress.com/wowgfx
I find the whole thing to be a bit humorous...
(Edited by das3cr)

LOL, that's too funny.  tinyurl.com/byej8f

2/2/09   |   Jackgrey

das3cr wrote:

http://www.cafepress.com/wowgfx
I find the whole thing to be a bit humorous...

2/2/09   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

wrote:
crap!!!
(Edited by das3cr)

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,486809,00.html

2/2/09   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

wrote:
I'm doing very well. Thank you. But that didn't answer my question. Is that really him?

According to his press release yesterday, it is.

2/2/09   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

Phelps ... just a kid at heart ... how friggen careless.  If your gonna toke on a bong, do it at home, in a room with no windows and make sure no one has a damn camera.

2/1/09   |   SweatSkywalker

wrote:
that's not Michael Phelps, he has more hair on his arms than Alyssa Milano.

i love Alyssa Milano's hairy arms!

2/1/09   |   dawthleipar08

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2/1/09   |   dawthleipar08

wrote:
Are you sure that's him? it doesn't look like it.

hello .how are you .

2/1/09   |   milo1974

As long as Budweiser is the official sponsor of the Olympic Games, any action against Phelps would be very two-faced.

2/1/09   |   Jbpfab

And now he's automatically qualified for the Winter X Games...LMAO

2/1/09   |   njstixx

Phelps released a statement today apologizing for the incident!

Quite a scoop for the English tabloid....

2/1/09   |   azi_nanaz

(Edited by azi_nanaz)

2/1/09   |   kfbrich

Win 8 gold medals?  Check.
Become America's Darling?  Check.
Get hot babes drooling over physique?  Check.
Learn Chinese (Sort of...purposes of endorsement deals)?  Check.
Use all newly earned money to fix horribly crooked and misshaped teeth?  Um.  Ummmm...well,....screw it, let's hit the bong.

2/1/09   |   taylordanley   |   6 respect

Did you know enforcing marijuana prohibition costs taxpayers billions of dollars annually?

1/31/09   |   mortimus2

 Michael Phelps Marijuana Top-10 List

http://dagblog.com/sports/michael-phelps-smoking-bong-breakfast-champions-442

1/31/09   |   djclemson   |   4 respect

Raider_Dave wrote:
"Apparently Phelps was visiting yet another girlfriend at the school or something."

I'm surprised a guy that goofy looking can get ONE girlfriend, let alone have "yet another."  Otherwise, who really cares.  It's a bong hit, it's not like he got a DUI (oh wait...), or as the author mentioned, cocaine.  Otherwise he can pull the Bill Clinton defense and say that he didn't inhale.


1/31/09   |   kconti29

How do you even know that thats him?? Hes the best swimming in the world!! hes always eating ans drinking healthy... that cant b him!!

1/31/09   |   SweatSkywalker

Seth wrote:
So he smoked when he knew he wouldn't be tested?
You think any other athletes have done illegal drugs or used performance enhancers when they knew they wouldn't be tested?

or knew they couldn't/wouldn't be caught, esp in the offseason...

1/31/09   |   Seth   |   301 respect

So he smoked when he knew he wouldn't be tested?
You think any other athletes have done illegal drugs or used performance enhancers when they knew they wouldn't be tested?

1/31/09   |   MannyStiles

skys1momma wrote:
That's not Michael Phelps. First off if you smoke "dope" it stay in your system for six months. He would have tested positive during the Olympics. Here is a fact for everyone: Being drug tested is not just done at the Olympics for swimmers. There are so many swim meets he gets tested at you would be shocked. Second, the man in the picture has a different nose and his chest is protruding and looks like he probably has a slight beer belly. In addition this guys ears are bigger than Michael's. Nice attempt in trying to exploit this young man. They should be ashamed of themselves. Don't believe everything you read! 

Stays in your system Six months??? Try 48 hours if you're not a habitual smoker and 3-5 days if you are habitual and not overly fat... 

Yes, "Don't believe everything that you read" INDEED.

It's blatant ignorance and (go figure) greed that made and keeps marijuana use illegal. Geez, if people who thought they had the answers for everyone else's supposed issues had even an ounce of truth to ponder, they'd kill us all...

1/31/09   |   MannyStiles

I'd rather him smoking a 1,000,000 bongs than driving drunk once. 

1/31/09   |   SweatSkywalker

skys1momma raised a good point thoh: it might not b him... but women r most attracted to power and money, not looks... but u're right Raider_Dave, who cares??  i will agree that the image is bad for youngsters.  but i would be surprised if it was him n the photo, AND if he would even/does smoke, anything, not just marijuana...

1/31/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

Raider_Dave wrote:
"Apparently Phelps was visiting yet another girlfriend at the school or something."

I'm surprised a guy that goofy looking can get ONE girlfriend, let alone have "yet another."  Otherwise, who really cares.  It's a bong hit, it's not like he got a DUI (oh wait...), or as the author mentioned, cocaine.  Otherwise he can pull the Bill Clinton defense and say that he didn't inhale.


You're surprised that Michael Phelps can get a girlfriend?  Are you serious!!?? The dude is a fricken Millionaire and one of if not the greatest American Olympian of all-time.  The dude is a living legend.  Even minor league baseball players have jersey chasers and they aren't millionaires! Michael Phelps could have 50 girlfriends..they don't care what he looks like.

1/31/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

"Apparently Phelps was visiting yet another girlfriend at the school or something."

I'm surprised a guy that goofy looking can get ONE girlfriend, let alone have "yet another."  Otherwise, who really cares.  It's a bong hit, it's not like he got a DUI (oh wait...), or as the author mentioned, cocaine.  Otherwise he can pull the Bill Clinton defense and say that he didn't inhale.


1/31/09   |   njstixx

It's simply the last leg of the "breath" stroke.......

1/31/09   |   skys1momma

That's not Michael Phelps. First off if you smoke "dope" it stay in your system for six months. He would have tested positive during the Olympics. Here is a fact for everyone: Being drug tested is not just done at the Olympics for swimmers. There are so many swim meets he gets tested at you would be shocked. Second, the man in the picture has a different nose and his chest is protruding and looks like he probably has a slight beer belly. In addition this guys ears are bigger than Michael's. Nice attempt in trying to exploit this young man. They should be ashamed of themselves. Don't believe everything you read! 

1/31/09   |   sharapovasthigh

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Are we really that crazy as a society that a guy taking one huff of pot totally diminishes everything he's ever done and completely taints him as a person? It's nuts. So he ripped one bong hit. This country is nuts.

Yep, it's ridiculous. It cracks me up when this stuff surprises everybody as well.

1/31/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

That wasn't Phelps it was me (just give me 25k Phelps and we're good)

1/31/09   |   Michael_G   |   37075 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Are we really that crazy as a society that a guy taking one huff of pot totally diminishes everything he's ever done and completely taints him as a person? It's nuts. So he ripped one bong hit. This country is nuts.

 The fact is that he is role model too alot of kids (even if that is him) so, not a big deal to you or me, but not a good thing for him to be caught doing.

1/31/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Are we really that crazy as a society that a guy taking one huff of pot totally diminishes everything he's ever done and completely taints him as a person? It's nuts. So he ripped one bong hit. This country is nuts.

1/31/09   |   MarkW49ers   |   2 respect

(Edited by MarkW49ers)

If...that is MP...that will likely be the most expensive breath he has ever taken...And...who exactly is/was his PR representitive?

1/31/09   |   ethanator1088

I have never done the stuff, but you can imagine that he is a pro. I am sure that Phelps can hold his breath for 2 minutes or more.

1/31/09   |   SweatSkywalker

the picture's not that incriminating anyway...  smoke som'um b!ch!!! - Pimp C

1/31/09   |   Michael_G   |   37075 respect

 You can't even tell if that is Phelps.....