TAMPA, Fla. – Olympic great Michael Phelps has acknowledged “regrettable” behavior and “bad judgment” after a photo in a British newspaper showed him smoking marijuana.
In a statement released to The Associated Press, the swimmer who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games conceded the authenticity of the exclusive picture published Sunday by the tabloid News of the World.
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.”
WHO CARES?!?!?! Are we really still that naive where reefer is that big of a deal? It is far less dangerous than regular cigarettes or alcohol!!! And apparently it can give you superhuman swimming abilities as well… The photog was taken at the University of South Carolina where Phelps was visiting Jordan Matthews, a lady friend. Another quote from the tabloid story reads “He didn’t know many people so you’d think he’d be a little shy. But he was loud, obnoxious and slamming beers from the get-go.” ATTA BOY!!!
Keep blazin’ Michael, keep blazin’…