But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps' really bad week just got a fucload worse!
The pot-smoking swimmer has just been suspended from competition for three months from USA Swimming.
On Thursday evening, USA Swimming released the following statement:
USA Swimming has reprimanded Michael Phelps under its Code of Conduct by withdrawing financial support and the eligibility to compete for a period of three months effective today, Feb. 5, 2009.
This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero.
Phelps has voluntarily accepted this reprimand and "has committed to earn back our trust."
Good luck with that, stoner!
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