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Phelps Suspended!

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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!

[Image via WENN.]

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    THAT IS SO SAD! Just leave him alone! WTF! His ripping a bong does not affect his personality nor his ability as a swimmer, which is what people should be admiring. IT WAS ONEEEE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4

    that is RIDICULOUS! this whole situation is so stupid!

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  6. 6

    sucks for him

  7. 7

    that sucks

  8. 8

    what's next? reprimanding the guy for having a drop of alcohol? it's just pot people! and plus..doesn't it show that weed ain't that bad? if he smokes pot and is still as successful as he is, just bc he got caught shouldn't mean shit..still the same fucking good swimmer.

  9. 9

    first of all, hes a douche for doing the drugs.
    second, hes an even bigger douche for letting someone take pictures

  10. 10

    GIVE ME A FUCK*NG BREAK!!! Weed is GOOD FOR YOU!!! Why on earth do you think the government has banned it??? Alcohol is legal and look how much good that does!!!

    Again … GIVE ME A FUCK*NG BREAK!!!!

    Phelps has EARNED a hit or two. Jesus, Joseph and Mary.

  11. 11

    my god, this man is a hero for hittin the bong and then going on to set an effing record with what, like 16 (or however the eff he won) gold medals?? Shouldn't this be the perfect example of why pot is nothing to be ashamed of? I happen to know a lot of very successful people who do it religiously and live fulfilling lives. Phelps is a role model for all us stoners out there! Of course, I think smoking pot should be a privelage set aside for people who are going to be pro-active..but at least this is a prime example that being a bonghead isn't going to prohibit you from moving on to greater successes. This sucks!

  12. 12

    Bah - 3 months is nothing. They had to be seen to be proactive about this - he gets 3 months off. Niiiice.
    He can hang at home and smoke bowls all day now. LOL

  13. 13

    give him a break!!!!

  14. 14

    p.s.: fatso Perez, I get the feeling you're one of those anti-smoking tyrants yourself…I think you'd like us all the believe your fatness comes from the munchies, when really it comes from wallowing in your own self-misery

  15. 15

    Re: LoveMeSomeRob

    LoveMeSomeRob … you're a douche just because.

    I think of all people, you need to hit a bong just to realize … IT'S NOT WHAT IT'S MADE OUT TO BE!

    Take a chill pill = hit a square.

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  17. 17

    what the fuck? wow is all i can say :(

  18. 18

    Hey? Sometimes you have to pay for your deeds. Tax man is calling, time to open the door…

  19. 19

    dude give the guy a break. pot is not bad for you, if anything alcohol is worse. he was just having a good time. he is a young talented dude, everyone needs to get off his case and let him be 420 in peace!!

  20. 20

    OH MY !!!

  21. 21

    Re: Jenny Schuster – so true!!

  22. 22

    I was also wondering, just WHOM took the picture…? Nothing on who took the photo…

  23. 23

    mudasik dred why ppl is be pullin scene ova this nonsense??
    i kno the ppl he did "disappoint" smoke more dan he does

  24. 24

    This is totally fair. They'd do the same to someone that was caught drinking liquor, something that causes FAR more problems than weed. Oh wait, they wouldn't.

    This "war" on drugs is a sham that lines the pockets of the politicians and criminals (what's the difference, amirite?).

  25. 25

    Re: Mistress – dumb bitch! keep rimming Last Felon Star like you did orchid THEN you saw the truth! the same with him. he's crazy like her. you're not as bright as I thought you were! how could you fall for TWO dumbfucks on one blog? you finally saw the light about orchid but you're very dumb about the felon!

  26. fiona says – reply to this


    Ridiculous and wrong. I drink harder than he smokes, and refuse to pass judgement on him. He has worked harder in his young years than I have in 50. And believe me, I have worked like a slave for my whole life.
    What a foolish world, to posture as if we had some higher purpose, yet we hurt the truly glorious talent we have. Get a life America, look within, instead of making war without. Peace is the word.

  27. 27

    Re: LoveMeSomeRob – he is not a douche for doing "drugs." I wouldn't even call pot a 'drug,' because a drug is associated with something very terrible, and the worse marijuana does is make you hungry, sleepy, and maybe a bit smarter. Until you're not baked anymore and you can't believe what nonsense you wrote on your term paper. But ANYWAY you can't knock it til you've tried it, and I know it's not for everyone, but for someone who works hard and is a true champion like Phelps…well there is nothing but pride in that.

  28. 28

    Go after the fucking MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPLAYERS. Those assholes can't run a lap without steroids. Leave Phelps alone.

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  30. 30

    hey mario, weren't you a meth addict? so meth is okay but pot is bad? huh?

  31. 31

    So cool! Perez actually listens to people who tell him about stories he misses on….sweet!

  32. OSSIM says – reply to this


    Everybody must get stoned. :0)
    Bob Dylan

  33. VGirl says – reply to this


    Ok I know he didn't kill someone or something and that (sadly) everyone is doing drugs…but I think is GREAT he is being punished for doing drugs cuz sets the example to kids to stay away from drugs unless you want everyhing you've worked on to go to waste!!!

  34. 34

    He should not be doing drugs . . . PERIOD! He is an athlete and a role model & hero to so many young people. And he is being paid millions of dollars in endorsements because of his healthy image. Hopefully, he will straighten out & earn back peoples' trust. He is too great of an athlete to blow it all on some stupid weed!

  35. VGirl says – reply to this


    Re: itstracy – we don't know it was just one time…and yeah it was just pot, but we have to understand that he IS a role model for kids (better than singers and actors cuz he's really worked hard and is not just shakin' it on tv)and olympic teams promote (or at least try to) an active/athletic life free from drugs (that´s why they have tests no just for hormones) and he is just showing now that there are consequences to actions…. is not the end of the world to be suspended for just 3 months either. I just think again…he is not a "performer" drugs could really determine if he has a career (due to advertisement deals and competitions) are drugs that important?

  36. 36

    "The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." - Albert Einstein

  37. 37

    Sad sad.
    Seriously the idiot that took the picture sucks! He is a young guy and has the right to have some fun….
    Again, sad sad.

  38. 38

    This is so dumb.


  39. 39

    That's sooo sad, Perez, you keep making it worse by calling him a stoner and shit, you're friends with so many people who are stoners, I am too. & it sucks so much for him that it's happening to him, I hope that when he got high, his trip was worth all of this, :P

  40. 40

    Give me a break. Leave him the hell alone. He wins crazy gold medals for the USA and you love him, but one bad picture leaks and it's "Stoner Phelps". Watch, at the next Olympic Games, people are going to be all over him. Including you, Mario!!

  41. 41

    Just vapo-ed some nice Kush in honor of how fuct that is!!!

  42. 42

    leave him alone perez, he was only suspended because of the news going on and on about him and the fact he basically admitting it. anyway, the season starts in march, and heats up in the summer, so he is not missing much. he could not have been smoking pot for long because he is drug tested all the time, so again perez, leave him alone. he was punished, he lost some endorsements.

  43. 43

    thats nothing really, 3 months off is probably a good break to train. which he will train like fucking crazy.

    weed doesn't enhance your swimming performance, it probably does the exact opposite. and if he wants to kill his brain cells, he can go stand in front of a microwave.

    I don't care too much, theres too many people who do cocaine and get better treatment, they are making a huge deal cause his name is big.

    Hes still an awesome swimmer, and no one can take that away from him, the man is a fish.

  44. 44

    its good

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  46. 46

    Oh my God, that's so sad and pathetic.. the kids aren't thinking any differently of him now than there were a week ago.. unless of course his parents direct their thoughts that way. The poor guy is entitled to unwind.. he's 23 and obviously works really hard and disciplined himself.. let him be 23 once in a while. He wasn't caught free basing. It's weed. It's not exactly a performance enhancing drug, harmful or anybody's business.. his only mistake was putting himself in the position for it to be put out there and ridiculed.

  47. 47

    its nice

  48. 48

    Re: puffstermama – its nice

  49. 49

    So fucking what is he takes a few hits from the bong!!! I'm sure no one from USA Swimming was ever young and never took a hit from the bong. He still is a role model.

  50. 50

    that is ridiculous….. go phelps=)

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    Re: Miss.Kitty – very nice

  52. 52

    Its not a major penalty but he's going to be so fucked in the head after all this. Leave him alone. I wonder if the powerful organizations and corporations are the ones that are really in control of humanity? He is not your personal robot.

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  54. 54

    Aw everyone feels bad for phelps. I don't. Pot is still considered an illegal drug here in the good ol' U.S. like it or not. He broke the law and the rules of the Olympics. He should definitely have some form of consequence. If not, its like telling all the kids.."Look guys, you can smoke weed or do drugs and no one will give a shit" Ya, something had to be done. Sorry if you hippies don't like it.

  55. 55

    I think what is worse than getting suspended for three months from the USA Team is his endorsers cancelling his contract(s) because the companies that sponsor him really pay him, not being on a swim squad. With that said, he was being paid millions because he had a flawless image and record. Naturally, the endorsers would pull his contract…they have no choice! It is his fault. I am a big fan of Michael Phelps but this is 'his' irresponsibility and unless he has consequences, he will continue to do it. I believe he already had a DUI on his record. And, I bet whoever took the picture was a friend and stabbed him in the back!!! I am sure he will learn a tremendous lesson.

  56. 56

    They needed to slap Mike on the wrist because he was getting out of control. Gambling in las vegas, getting drunk, banging big boobed skanks, smoking weed all were leading to his downfall. Maybe this will get him back on the right track.

  57. 57

    With all those medals the guy deserves a little rest and relaxation! ;)

  58. 58

    I am a former competitive swimmer but not on his level.

    This is just a slap on the wrist. These sponsers needed to do something but this is nothing. No big deal…these sponsers are basically saying the same thing you all are but they have to do something as an example.

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    It was his own time, he wasn't on property, it doesn't affect his swimming or Olympic performance in anyway and he wasn't doing it while the summer games took place, he isn't doing steroids or anything else that would take away his medals or crap like that, BIG FUCKING DEAL!!! Who the hell DOESN'T smoke pot? i bet half the people who issued the suspension were doing it in that moment!! It wasn't a big deal till the cops got involved…really, get involved with an incident that has long passed and didn't harm anybody, ARE YOU THAT BORED!!!

  61. 61

    People need to grow the FUCK up. Including you Perez!

  62. 62

    he's had nothing but bad press since the olympics :(



  63. 63

    Who freaking cares. Leave the poor guy alone to have some freaking fun once in awhile. He trained his ass off, did his job, kicked some ass, and now he wants to let his hair down a bit, and everyone gets there panties in a bunch.

  64. 64

    STONER ! ! !


  65. 65

    stoners r hott get over it

  66. 66

    Wrong… totally wrong!! He already apologized for it and was about to start training again… hope he has strong parents who will support him and never let him forget that he is a winner! The wrong they are doing to him is shameful, what if out of depression he decides to go back to the bong?? COme on! I am pretty sure there are other methods to clean his image like endorsing anti drugs campaigns or others… this is just stupid!

  67. 67

    Shut the fuck up Perez quit calling people stoners who occasionally smoke.
    I read one that Angelina Jolie said smoking pot was a wonderful relief for her and she did it on a daily basis so how about you call her a stoner instead of praise her cause she's alot worse then Phelps. God you have so many favorites it's like I'm reading a blog written by a 5th grader. I'm seriously considering never reading your blog again all you do is bitch and post nonsense.
    I think it's safe to say I hate you

  68. 68

    give me a fucking break. i listen to people talk about this so vindictively - "hoorah! serves him right!" - and they are so ignorant about marijuana. oh yes, athletes have a responsibility to not put anything in their body that would impair their ability, well, funny seeing as alcohol and cigarettes have far worse health consequences than marijuana, but of course, boozing it up every night and fucking porn stars does not mean a thing, and does not exclude phelps from being an appropriate role model for kids, and certainly doesn't imply he wouldn't have qualms taking steroids…unlike pot.

    whatever, people.

  69. 69

    HE HAS YOU TO THANK!!! YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON ON EARTH THAT THINKS THIS IS A NEWS ISSUE. Can you spare the cash to help him out? After all, you are the one who ruined his career… And I hope against all hope that no one digs up any dirt on you, you small-dick fucker. Go to HELL!!!!! I hate you Perez…

  70. 70

    you are the ultimate fucktard and your doomsday is coming Perez. You are the most obnoxious annoying person on earth

  71. 71

    I honestly HATE you right now, PEREZ… I know you don't read these stupid comments, but let the record show that I hate you right now… I'll love you in the morning, but right now…

  72. 72

    this whole situation has been blown out of proportion. Its a shame too. So what if he took a bong rip. Who the fuck did it hurt? thats right. No one.

  73. 73

    He was taking only soft drugs, wasn't he? And he did do an extended mea culpa, so isn't this a bit harsh? In my country people smoke pot sitting next to you at the bus stop. That's taking things to the extreme too. I would opt for a middle ground solution: let him participate in an anti-drug media campaign, but don't take away everyting he's worked so hard for.

  74. 74

    This is the dumbest sh%t ever it was pot people?! Seriously this is some hypocritical BS its been scientically proven that pot is less harmful than both cigs and alcohol, and although not an avid pot head its plain "shittittieous" that this is even an issue.

  75. 75

    we all smoke, give him a break. no ones perfect

  76. 76

    Re: Sweetmomma – damn chick chill out and light one up

  77. 77

    I'm not a fan of his. I never really got the big deal of what he did this Summer. But this is seriously fucked up.
    It's just weed. We've all done it, and everyone does it at that age!
    I mean c'mon Perez stop fueling the fire, you know you've smoked before too. Sure you're nobodies hero and stuff, but still. ^^

  78. 78

    I can't believe how big of an issue this is.

  79. 79

    Other than winning 8 gold swimming medals@ the 2008 Oly';is there anything else to demand (or expect) from Phelps?//Leave the guy alone!!!He's been swimming his ass off 4ever & has achieved ,thru hard work & training,the ultimate Reward(s).Let the dude have a hoot if he so chooses (no harm no foul)!! GAWD! What a puritanical attitude to take on…Whoa Bongwater…How scary is that-LOL.Yet, society continues to GLORIFY Alcohol over Green????'Yikes!!!!!!
    BTW check out ……>>> "MONSANTO"(a must see Documentary -you'll never see Corporate greed & plants in the same way).Now, that's newsworthy…unlike a bit O'Green -Bong-Style.

  80. 80

    That's what he gets, lol, jk,
    even though I was dissapointed,
    I think they're making a big deal out of it.

  81. 81

    THAT IS SO SAD! Just leave him alone! WTF! His ripping a bong does not affect his personality nor his ability as a swimmer, which is what people should be admiring. IT WAS ONEEEE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    from- itstacy

    This just shows he is a real human being. Okay, so everything from your past should negate everything you do in your future????? What on God's green earth makes this right?

    He is know for his talent; which is swimming…..I personally think they need to release and let it go!!!

    Kind Regards,


  82. 82

    This just shows what a moron he is outside of the pool. First he gets busted for underage drinking and driving when he was 19 right after that Olympics and now after the 2008 Olympics he gets busted taking a bong hit. What's he going to do after the 2012 Olympics?? He's showing a pattern here. He's an absolute MORON outside of a pool.

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  84. 84

    ahhhhhh thats so sad!!! he a great guy! who gives a fuck what he does on his own time!

  85. 85

    i believe he said that before…WHEN HE WAS PULLED OVER WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AT THE AGE OF 19. what's next? being caught on camera getting a blowjob from a hooker, behind a school. the "whoops… my bad" crap is getting old. he's only apologizing because he got caught. if he felt it was a bad decision, he should've came out with it earlier. it's all gonna get worse for fish-face.

    he must've lost alot of oxygen to the brain while he was under water. if you are going to represent a country as the golden boy, be responsible and stay away from crap like pot.

  86. 86

    uh oh don't let that big bad herb around you..

  87. tetzy says – reply to this


    Ugly and stupid. Time to forget this fug.

  88. ydur says – reply to this


    GOOD! There's no sin in smoking up, just in getting captured doing it when you are the best athlete ever.

  89. 89

    Re: squeezedajuice – Exactly!!!

  90. 90

    What he did isn't so bad, not a biggie. But he did such a huge thing for the country with his win, and as such a big role model, etc.

    It's just sad he was so stupid to let a moment get published.

    I'm glad he is being held accountable for his actions.

  91. 91

    Just another example of how pot should be legal! Sweet bong, though.

  92. 92

    Okay, I feel that I have silenced myself enough on this matter. Okay, so he smoked a little weed… he's a kid! JESUS, I actually can't believe this. I think people should be happy he does something like that… makes him normal, more human. And punishing him 'just' to make an example? This actually makes me sick to my stomach and I feel like writing a lengthy email to Michael telling him that America is retarded and not to feel bad. I'm actually infuriated.

  93. 93

    Give me a fucking break! Who gives a fuck that he smoked pot! I don't even think it's a fucking big deal…seriously I don't think anyone gives a shit that he had a bong.
    It's not like he fucking killed someone or cheated in the Olympics. Who the FUCK CARES!!!!

  94. 94

    Michael is a good guy and the need to leave him alone already!

  95. 95

    Excellent. It is about time someone gave phelps a smack on the back of his head. the guy does not know how to control himself as evident by his drunk driving shortly after the 2004 olympics and now he's doing drugs. call it intervention, and phelps should seriously consider going to some sort of addiction management counselling so he doesn't do this again. he clearly had some issues otherwise why would he be drinking and doing drugs, and he does not have any self-control so to speak, so yeah, good on the USA Swimming. just say no to drugs and drinking folks.

  96. 96

    Re: Mulgsss – umm, he is not a kid. he's TWENTY-THREE years old, soon to be twenty-four.

  97. 97

    Re: VGirl – and Sweetmomma: What the FUCK KIND OF WORLDS ARE YOU PEOPLE LIVING IN? VGIRL- real actors and musicians work their FUCKING asses off, just as much as athletes. Different field, but still a lot of work. It takes YEARS for artists to make it just as it does athletes.

    Also, you two and all that sound like you included are probably fat fucks who have no friends. Or the company you keep are just as close-minded and so far removed from reality. Where the fuck are you living, some hole in the ground underneath a rock small-town hick hideout? Fucking morons.

    Phelps, puff puff pass. I'll have you know I graduated Summa Cum Laude from college and I toked quite a bit in my day. I make more money than you'll ever imagine, I am one of the most respected people everywhere I go (and trust me, I have trillions of friends who always seek ME for advice). I work 40 hours a week, I'm a top employee, etc. etc. shall I go on? Or will you keep judging people because of the fact that they enjoy weed once in a while?

    I will always be far more intelligent and live a far better and colorful life than your sad, pathetic ones. Get a damn reality check and take that dildo out of your goddamn asses.

  98. 98

    Phelps has ADHD and doesn't take Ritalin, but we find out he smokes marijuana (a drug that is legaf for medicinal uses in some states and has been proven as an ADHD aid) and he gets punished. Bullshit. He should quit swimming in protest of this country demonizing all drugs except those made by Pfizer, Merck, and other rich pharmaceutical companies.

    Perez: Don't call him a stoner. That's being as naive as the Prop 8 supporters

  99. 99

    Im 16 maybe not a child anymore but ever since I was 7 I thought drugs were bad. I still think they are not the thing to do, but I had to do research for my AP English class on an argument topic, and I found out that drinking alcohol is way more harmful than smoking pot. I was very surprised. I don't see Phelps any different than how I saw him after he won the medals. He hasn't lost any of my respect, but he has gained some more because he is going through this and it shows that he is normal. He is young, let him try things, have experiences, make mistakes and learn from them. He only gets one life. I know drugs are not for me, and seeing Phelps do it will not make me do it. He's a role model to me. He is a great athlete, eho has fun, makes mistakes, and sets the example of facing them under the scrutiny of America.
    Yalls uptight "perfect" people need ta fo get breast fed and release some queefs!!!

  100. 100

    Re: ccnyc6 – And I'm not done: You two probably need to get laid or a nice dick in your mouth to shut the fuck up. You're the type of people who probably get beat up at 40 years old cuz you're SOOO LAMEEE hahaha.

    I'm going to take a huge bong hit and love how happy I am with my life. THANKS WEED! You bitches seriously need to take some hits.

    Idiots. How the FUCK do you know shit about weed when you haven't even tried. Stop being jealous of Phelps you good for nothing assholes. You'll never get shitwhere in life. You'll die a very sad death cuz you'll never truly know what "living" life is. And you don't have to smoke weed to "live," but judging by the dumb shit you've said, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know you guys will never have a life.

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