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Fast food stoner fave, Subway, is pulling the plug on Michael Phelps' sponsorship deal with the sandwich artists.

Although Subway hasn't released an official statement, the big wigs over at Subway HQ aren't too pleased with the Olympic swimmer. It's being reported that "execs are pissed off, talking to legal, want their endorsement money returned — and to 'get rid of this embarrassment."

All mentions of Phelps have been erased from the company's website!

Way to harsh Michael's mellow, Subway.

Guess he won't be seeing anymore complimentary meatball subs in the future!

[Image via AP Images.]

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150 comments to “Phelps' Subway Sponsorship Up In Smoke”

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  1. 1

    BOYCOTT SUBWAY!



  2. 2

    He can get high with me if he wants to.



  3. 3

    I think everyone should just leave him alone! He's done amazing things and one slip up…give the man a break.



  4. 4

    its just herb… DONT HIDE IT , DIVIDE IT!!!!

  5. Gen says – reply to this


    5

    Boycott Subway then. I say it's just pot, big deal. It's not like it's alcohol or anything–which is far more poisonous and dangerous.

    Subway needs to calm down. I will happily boycott Subway if they rid Phelps over this nonsense.



  6. 6

    This may seem extreme to some folks, but all contracts have clauses in them and obviously Phelps broke the contract. Most of the companies that signed him for millions are companies that appeal to young people. He is a role model after all that is why they signed him. He truly messed up this time. Whoever sold that picture is not his friend!



  7. 7

    Who eats at Subway anyway? YUCK!!!!!



  8. 8

    He's fugly!



  9. 9

    Leave him alone already!!! Good lord, and I'm sure none of Subway's executives have never smoked out before…..



  10. 10

    No more Subway!! Subway sucks!!!!!



  11. 11

    EVERYONE SMOKES POT AND IF THEY DONT THEY SHOULD.
    WOULDNT BE SO MANY ASSHOLES IN THE WORLD.
    SUBWAY SUX ANYWAY…



  12. 12

    Re: SWEETPIECE – Hi, SweetP!! :) YEAH!!!!!



  13. 13

    Oh Poo Subway I'm tired of looking at the Fatties from Fat fighters!
    Calm down, it's not like he was snortin coke off a mirror, and even that wouldn't warrent a firing! Just chill and make some money –> Do you have the munchies like Phelps? Head on down to Subway to get a 5 $ footlong!



  14. 14

    Re: M*I*A*R – LOL!!!!
    p.s. thanks….. :)



  15. 15

    All that weed can't be good for those swimmer's lungs.



  16. 16

    Perez - stop speculating, because his career is probably not dead - Like say "Castro" we all know you exaggerate and are full of shit. He made a mistake - it's not a big deal asshole.



  17. 17

    Re: stars101 – Can you believe this? Poor guy. Corn Flakes also dropped him. So unfair………



  18. 18

    GIVE ME A BREAK! GIVE HIM A BREAK! People talk of peer pressure and it is now all the corporate sponsors who are giving in to the pressure to dump him. It wasn't stupid that he smoked weed - the only stupid part was having his picture taken. oops. These Corporate asses have all done worse!
    HE BROKE RECORDS! HE IS AMAZING! LEAVE HIM ALONE!



  19. 19

    :( They're still making a big deal out of it.
    Re: SWEETPIECE – great idea!



  20. 20

    the fallout over this is ridiculous. he is 23 years old and a HUMAN BEING. people need to remember that he isn't just some olympic hero who can do no wrong. he made a mistake and he apologized for it.

    honestly, marijuana should be decriminalized and subsequently legalized. it isn't even a bad thing that he smoked it. it isn't a performance enhancer, it won't kill you, and if anyone needs to calm down, it's phelps. get off your high horse and leave him alone, jesus.



  21. 21

    HE NEEDS TO ENDORSE THE MEDICAL COMPANIES THAT DISTRIBUTE POT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LEGALLY GOING BLIND!!!!!



  22. 22

    Quiznos is much better anyways.



  23. 23

    thank god. Celebs need to know there are consequences for how you act even if you are in private. Which he wasn't he was at a party with lots of people blowing a bong. How dumb or arrogant can you be to smoke in front of people. Everyone has a fucking camera phone. Normal people if this pic was on their facebook page and job bosses saw this would fire or not hire them. It's not just coz he's m phelps



  24. 24

    BTW the sandwich you drew looks your ass LOL. You wish. LOL



  25. 25

    Michael Phelps already apologized to the freaking world! Give the guy a break already! He is only human (believe it or not) and we all make mistakes. But this one is so petty and small that to make such a big deal of it is just turning people away from the product sponsors.



  26. 26

    Re: BBBoricua loves Angels & Demons… – Hello Beba! No problemo btw!!!!



  27. 27

    the guy who took his pic of him tokin should be punched repeatedly….ruined his career. amy wineo is still making money and we all know she is a crack head…give him a break….tons of assholes on MLB are on steriods and we still let them run around and play….



  28. 28

    WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO NEXT.SAY THAT POT HELPS YOUR CARDIO SYSTEM AND TAKE AWAY HIS MEDALS……GEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ



  29. 29

    haha. thats what you get phelps. If lindsay lohan and all of the other celebrities do drugs the same thing happen to them. to bad. drugs are drugs and there is no excuse.



  30. 30

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and so it begins! Cannot say I am surprised. psst..if you are gonna break the law, try not to be so obvious about it.



  31. 31

    jeez, it almost seems that theyre making up for not reprimanding him when he got the dui.



  32. 32

    Re: jonathanonetreehill – agree agree agree!!



  33. 33

    Too bad for Mikey, that free sub would be tasty when he gets the munchies!



  34. 34

    Re: RachelFace – uh no - I do beleive that Phelps ruined Phelps. He is the one that broke the law - not the guy that took the photo.



  35. 35

    BOYCOTT….SUBWAYS…..

    4/20 bitches…….



  36. 36

    To all the whiners out there that think that poor phelps is never gonna be rich again.. remember when Kate Moss was caught snorting coke and lost all her contracts and endorsements? Well she came out better and with more money afterwards, so DO NOT feel sorry for MP - he will be bigger and richer and still not doing a damn thing for you in no time.



  37. 37

    that sucks



  38. 38

    it's about time that he gets the consequences of doing something stupid. Hopefully he will learn from this cuz when you do stuff like that,it is going to screw your career up and lose ya a lot of money. But good job to the people who are cutting him lose..



  39. 39

    michael phelps made one mistake… corporate assholes steal millions.. if not billions.. of dollars — but thats ok.. right?????



  40. 40

    Good lesson for him and for all the people that don't need drugs crap in their lives too !!!



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  42. 42

    Re: fembot00
    i agree with you 100%…



  43. 43

    that's really too bad. I liked subway.



  44. 44

    Would you want to pay some athlete millions of dollars to endorse your product, after knowing he has been 1)popped for a dui and 2 is stupid enough to not only smoke pot(illegal) but to let someone take his picture doing it? He is young and dumb and showing it ..Michael, if you want the millions, grow up, put down the bong and the liquor, keep your brain cells and swim like a speed demon. You are a role model and we don't need anymore lame-ass pot-heads in this country..grow up.



  45. 45

    OMG he just smoked a lil ganj. It's not crack people! If anything Subway should be happy, potheads round the world will purchase more sandwiches in homage to the great Phelps. We should just legalize the mary j and then we wouldn't have to be a nation filled with hypocrites– at least in that respect



  46. 46

    I just saw him at the gym. I have to tell you his head is hanging really low. I feel for the guy. There were paps everywhere yelling shit at him. Give the kid a break.



  47. 47

    Re: gorgeousdoll:) Kelloggs too!



  48. 48

    good! way to go Subway and way to go Kelloggs. The fact is pot is illegal and it does not matter if he says he is sorry the damage is done. The picture is already out there. I fully support subway, they hired him to be a role model for their company, not to be an idiot.



  49. 49

    Jeez…how many hours has he trained? How many golds does he have? Let him relax…
    Its not like he was taking performance-enhancing drugs, or crack. He didn't kill or hurt anyone… so he has taken a few bong hits. Who cares? It didn't stop him from winning and setting records…



  50. 50

    Subway S.U.X. Cannabis Sativa is one of the best medicinal herbs on earth!



  51. 51

    Screw Subway, and all the other over reactive jerks.
    Anyone who ever smoked pot, BOYCOTT Subway…and maybe even call the company…and let them know why.



  52. 52

    oh give me a f'ing break! how many of those "execs" go home and smoke a joint every now and then? A lot of people smoke weed.



  53. 53

    Re: sharshar85 – Right ON!!!



  54. 54

    Re: TEAM PEREZ – Agreed. And you forgot to mention: give themselves fantastic bonuses a la Macy's.



  55. 55

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    OH PUHLEEZE, ONE HAS TO BE OUT OF HIS MIND TO EAT THE SHIT!
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  56. K.P says – reply to this


    56

    Are these people serious??? It's Weed not Crack. Hopefully it works out for him. Kinda like that coke whore Kate Moss. If it doesn't he can always come to Canada. We don't mind a little bit of weed. It's not like the Weed helped him swim faster if anything it would slow him down… IDIOTS



  57. 57

    wayyy to harsh now! its was fucking weed ppl. most if not all of those exect. probly smoked sum…get over urself ppl. he made a mistake just like all of us have done!



  58. 58

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    LG ONLY EATS POST TOASTIES IN REMEMBRANCE OF HER DEAR, DEAR FRIEND MARJORIE MERIWEATHER POST!!!
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  59. 59

    Re: SWEETPIECE
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    LG BETS YOU LIKE CREAM OF WHEAT, SWEET!!!
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  60. 60

    Re: SWEETPIECE
    boycott on!! I'm more of a togo's girl myself anyway!!



  61. 61

    I emailed Subway and told them that I'm boycotting them as a result of dumping him as a spokesman. Seriously, the dude won 8 gold medals in one Olympics, who the f cares.



  62. 62

    So short sighted Subway, I could just see the adds now:

    "When I get the munchies I swim right to Subway…."



  63. 63

    Here's a thought - go to Subway.com and send a comment to them that you are boycotting their stores until the ban on Michael is lifted.
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    I'm not bellying up any longer for the way these companies cave-in to moronic right-wing conservatives.
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    We can boycott too - No Michael, no subway. Go to their site and send them a comment.



  64. 64

    Apparently the big wigs at Subway forgot to take their Xanies. I love the fact that so many are addicted to Rx drugs and it's all ok, cuz their shaddy doctor prescribed them, but smoke a little weed and they go nuts!!! Michael has accomplished more in his life time than most.. He spent most if not all of his youth in a pool. So now that he acts like a normal kid, doing normal kid stuff, people act surprised. He admited to his so-called mistake, he apologized.. what more do they want?



  65. 65

    I'LL NEVER EAT KELLOGG'S OR SUBWAY AGAIN.
    THEY SERIOUSLY NEED TO CHILL THE FUCK OUT.



  66. 66

    Way to harsh Subway, good thing I can boycott you and go to Mr. Sub and Quiznos here in Toronto. Give a 23 yr old a break! Smoking pot doesn't speed up your swimming. Subway is run by a bunch of douches!



  67. 67

    Subway needs to get over it, I'm pretty sure people who work at Subway smoke weed themselves! And plus everyone has probably don't it atleast ONCE in their life time, it's not even that bad. Why keep weed illegal and keep Alcohal legal?! I don't get it, weed doesn't kill and yet theres all these ads "DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE, ALCOHAL KILLS" ect ect! LEGALIZE WEED ALREADY AND STOP keeping it illegal to make money off of @@@ >=[
    And psh, I still love Michael Phelps :)



  68. 68

    Re: Poetstar – What the fuck is he supposed to do for you, McGruff the Crime Dog? Sign your fucking welfare check?



  69. 69

    WHO CARES ABOUT SUBWAY…THEY SUCK ASS!!! THEY PUT NO MEAT ON THEIR SUBS AND ITS ALL LETTUCE. LIKE THEY NEVER SMOKED WEED BEFORE… I BET SOME OF THEM EVEN SMOKE CRACK… HOW YOU THINK JARED LOST ALL THAT WIEGHT, REALLY?!



  70. 70

    ITS OKAY BABE SUBWAY FUCKING SUCKS ANYWAY.
    I HATE THE SANDWICHES THERE.



  71. 71

    Somewhere, Jared is dusting off that big pair of pants he hauls around with him when he makes public appearances for Subway.



  72. 72

    Don't worry Michael… there's always Mc Donald's…



  73. 73

    Re: LG sez Drug Test Palin NOW! – 62 Well, to over processed for me! Remember, I'm a granola! Ha! LOL!
    . Hemp granola with blueberries! :)
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    Of course, I will never turn down a big sausage with a couple of eggs on the side! :)



  74. 74

    BOYCOTT SUBWAY!!!



  75. 75

    What do you do after smoking some weed???
    Go to subway and get a large meatball sandwich… DAMN don't they know that???
    They are idiots!!!
    BOYCOTT SUBWAY!!!



  76. 76

    Hell yeah, Kate27. Or should I say, Kate420??? ;-)



  77. 77

    Re: italianvenus – That mentality is why people do not take pot smokers seriously. Give me a break - I don't care if the guy cured cancer. POT IS STILL ILLEGAL. when are all you fucking loser potheads going to realize that it is not opinion that fucked this dude, it was him breaking the law!



  78. 78

    Re: latinalisa619 – but they were not caught! You cannot argue a point like that.



  79. 79

    Re: Kate27 – # 78 LOL!!!!
    I thought the same thing!!! They are idiots!!!



  80. 80

    Ok the guy is what, 20 y/o has spent most of life training and achieved something that very dew human beings have. Now is time for him to do some of the stuff that normal people do and no one can hold that against him. I bet those CEO get their cocaine on trays while in their respected parties. Yeah like no one has ever use any drug on their lifes.

    What I do not fucking understand is why this young man does not have a group of friends that can actually take care of him and help him at this stage of his life.



  81. 81

    Re: Kateysomething – and I am sure that your 5 bucks will be missed. ;)



  82. 82

    He should have lost ALL his sponserships when he got a DUI four years ago. He could have killed somebody!!



  83. 83

    that is bullshit, and a shame, can they cast a stone? HELLOOOOO BLIMPIES!!!!!! at least he owned up to it, the person who took the picture should really re-evaluate their lifes purpose……



  84. 84

    Re: elpreso – I am normal and I do not smoke pot so that argument is ridiculous!Re: jes is pmsing – I happen to be quite successful thank you very much and calling me names and insulting MY opinion about the FAC that what he did is still ILLEGAL shows how unintelligent you are and that YOU are the one with the problem, not me.



  85. 85

    The person who should be punished is the bitch that took the picture and sold it to whom ever…Michael should be sueing the shit out of that fuck face!!



  86. 86

    And that's why people shouldn't do drugs. There is absolutely no benefit to them.



  87. 87

    OK call off the boycott stoners! Subway just released a statement saying that he is still their spokesman and they accept his apology.. so there you have it.. Must have been all those intelligent stoner phone calls and emails that changed their minds.. LOL



  88. 88

    Re: GosssipGirl23 – helll yeah. i love you name!!



  89. 89

    Re: GosssipGirl23 – helll yeah. i love your name!!



  90. 90

    so fucking stupid that a drug that has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes can destroy someones career. he is an idiot and should have known better but it's totally ridiculous. If he had been seen taking vicodin or percocet for a back pain it would be no big deal, they would just say he strained a muscle or some shit and wash it under the rug. it's fucking time to decriminalize marijuana!!! If OBammer wants to make a mark he should step up to the plate and legalize it. Will save hundreds of millions on a useless drug war and make billions in tax revenue.



  91. 91

    huh,…..don't dare me. NO PHELPS NO SUBWAY. we only have ONE GOLDEN BOY but we have QUIZNO'S and MURPHY DELI'S to name……



  92. 92

    LEAVE HIM ALONE
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    PEREZ WHY DO YOU HATE THIS MAN SOOOOO MUCH???????

    I DON'T UNDERSTAND!

    IT'S NOT LIKE HE WAS DRIVING DRUNK OR SOMETHING. IT WAS JUST A MISTAKE, LEAVE HIM ALONE.



  93. 93

    Here's the thing…Michael Phelps does not get paid to swim. He gets paid by companies to present the image they WANT him to present. That is his job. That is what he agreed to do. When he signed the contracts, he knew there was a clause which allowed his EMPLOYERS to release him if he screwed up. Plain and simple. If he were just a swimmer, with no big time contracts, I'd honestly feel bad for him. But he's not. He is an advertising icon, and had a once in a lifetime opportunity to rake it in. All he had to do was keep his nose clean. Really, how hard is it, even if you are 23!!!!!! Dumb ass!!!!



  94. 94

    ReDAMNdiculous! I will choose to boycott subway then! Their stuff is not up to par these days anyway!! WHY IS THIS SUCH A BIG DEAL??!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!



  95. 95

    LMAO Subway dropping Phelps,hope all the stoners boycott the shit sandwich place. DO NOT EAT AT SUBWAY!!!



  96. 96

    Re: Poetstar – I'm not a pot head. Never was. Pot is legal in some states, and a lot of cases, used it for medical reasons.
    I'm not saying he is "right" in doing so, all I am saying is he wasn't hurting anyone, and it shouldn't take away from what he has accomplished.
    And you or anyone would be lying if you said that you have never done anything illegal, and or have done something stupid in your teens or early 20's.
    Did you have a drink before the age of 21? Ever smoke? Have sex before the "legal" age? …I just think its a bit hypocritical for people to judge him.



  97. 97

    I'm tired of hearing about him too. I'm glad he wont be on the cereal box. Please dont put him on my sandwich wrapper.



  98. 98

    That is so unfair! Give the man a break! He will be making them money. He made a mistake and he said he was sorry! I wish they would just let it be.



  99. 99

    Re: BBBoricua loves Angels & Demons… – Well I'm out of here.me and a friend are going to a club to check this band out he say's is really good.Talk to u later!!!!



  100. 100

    this kind of retaliation could backfire. I'm sure subway has plenty of stoner customers who think this is pretty shitty of Subway. I for one will never eat at subway again. If someone wants to smoke a fat one now and then SO WHAT!!!

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