Despite Beets fervent denials, Phelps was indeed smoking massive amounts of sticky icky out of that gigantic bong.
Olympic great Michael Phelps acknowledged “regrettable” behavior and “bad judgment” after a photo in a British newspaper Sunday showed him inhaling from a marijuana pipe.
In a statement released to The Associated Press, the swimmer who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games did not dispute the authenticity of the exclusive picture published Sunday by the tabloid News of the World.
“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” Phelps said. “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.”
On one hand I understand the big deal and on the other hand – what the fuck is the big deal? Phelps is a role model, sure. But he is also a 23 year old half dolphin herculean beast that has been locked in a watery prison for most of his young adulthood. Even dolphins like to get twisted and wild out every once in awhile. His mistake was letting someone take a picture of it. I don’t think Michael was really planning on continuing his swim career. In all the interviews I saw where he was asked about 2012 he didn’t seem overly enthused. How do you top 8 friggin Olympic Gold Medals anyway? In any case, I commend him on his bong choice. It looks very high tech and is obviously a quality piece. Hopefully the wacky tobaccy slowed down his superhuman sperm enough for he and Beet to bear mortal children.