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Michael Phelps Tells AP the Photo of Him Smoking Pot is Authentic

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Michael Phelps says he used bad judgment in smoking pot and that the picture of him with a bong that has been making the Internet rounds is authentic. Paul Newberry of The Associated Press writes today:

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.”

The photo can be seen here in a London paper.

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February 1, 2009 at 2:11 pm

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  1. i am now totally convinced that smoking weed is evil since it limited Phelps to winning only 8 gold medals in last year’s Olympics

    coffee

    February 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm


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