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Michael Phelps Opens Up About His DUI & Rehab — Admitting There Was A Time He 'Didn't Want To See Another Day'!

| Filed under: Legal MattersMichael PhelpsRehabAlcoholOlympicsSwimmingMatt LauerControversy

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Even though Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete in the history of the games, it doesn't mean he's perfect.

As we're sure you know, the 30-year-old was arrested and charged with DUI back in 2014 to which he plead guilty and ended up going to rehab.

Well after getting his mind right, the gold medal athlete decided to turn things around and announce that he would be coming out of retirement and competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio this year!

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Of course, many fans are still curious about Phelps' troubles, so the studly swimmer sat down with Matt Lauer on TODAY to get completely candid about his problems.

Not only did the Olympian admit he was in a "downward spiral" but he went on to dish there was even a point when he "didn't want to see another day." Thankfully, the aquatic athlete now has a new outlook on life and is looking forward to retiring the way he wants to retire!

Ch-ch-check out Michael's interview with Matt (below) and let us know your thoughts on the athlete's return to glory!

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team May Boycott The Summer Olympics If No 'Real Progress Has Been Made' In Gender Pay Equality!

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When it comes to fighting for equal pay, the U.S. women's soccer team isn't playing around!

Last month, five players from the Women's National Team filed a wage-discrimination complaint against U.S. Soccer because they are paid less than half as much as players on the men's team!

On behalf of the entire women's team, co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Megan Rapinoe filed paperwork in hopes of achieving wage equality.

Related: Former US Women's Soccer Star Abby Wambach Arrested For DUI

And it looks like the athletes are sticking to their guns. If nothing changes in the federation, the team might use their most powerful bargaining tool in protest of wage discrimination — and not show up to August's Olympics!

In an interview with ESPNW, Sauerbrunn revealed a boycott would "still be on the table" if no progress was made by July, explaining:

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Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, & More Of The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Sue Over Income Inequality — See How Much Less They Make Than The Men's Team!

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The U.S. National Women's Team may have won the World Cup, but now they have their sights set on an even bigger goal — pay equality!

Five athletes from the Women's World Cup championship team have filed a federal labor complaint against U.S. Soccer on behalf of the entire Women's National Team.

According to reports, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Megan Rapinoe filed paperwork claiming that they are paid less than half as much as the men's team players — yet generate TENS OF MILLIONS more in revenue!

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The team's attorney Jeffrey Kessler said that the women of U.S. Soccer earn

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Dave Chappelle Calls Out Caitlyn Jenner At A Show — With Kylie Jenner Sitting Unamused In The Audience!

| Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueKanye WestOlympicsReality TVKylie JennerBruce JennerTransgenderControversyCaitlyn JennerKUWTKLGBT

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This is awkward…

Dave Chappelle had a sold-out comedy show going on Saturday night in El Lay, with Kylie Jenner and Tyga in the audience sitting in VIP seats (of course), when the comedian decided to take it there

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According to sources inside the venue, Chappelle went into a rant that lasted nearly ten minutes, centering on Caitlyn Jenner and starting from decades ago when she was still known as Bruce.

Chappelle called out Jenner, the comedian saying he was old enough

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Margot Robbie Cast As Disgraced Figure Skater Tonya Harding In Upcoming Film — Get The Scoop!

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If you don't know Margot Robbie's name, you soon will as she just landed another big role!

The 25-year-old actress, who most recently starred in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and will appear in both The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad this summer, is set to play infamous figure skater Tonya Harding.

Related: Michael Phelps Talks About Putting His Drinking Behind Him!

The movie titled I, Tonya will be written by Steven Rogers — who wrote Kate & Leopold and P.S. I Love You – and it does not have a release date yet but Rogers' rep confirmed Margot's involvement.

Harding was one of the most infamous figures in American sports because after winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and earning second in the World Championships, she was involved in

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Michael Phelps Opens Up About Becoming A Dad & Putting His Drinking Behind Him — Details HERE!

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The Olympics are right around the corner and Michael Phelps couldn't be more excited!

Sure, competing in the world's biggest sporting event is thrilling, but the REAL reason Phelps is stoked is because it will be the first time his son will get to see him compete at this summer's Rio games!

Related: Russian Speed Skating Champion Fails Drug Test!

The swimmer, who's expecting his first child with fiancee Nicole Johnson, opened up to Us and talked a bit about fatherhood as well as how his DUI arrest affected him. The 22-time medalist revealed his excitement for his son saying:

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Russian Speed Skating Champion Fails Test For Same Drug As Maria Sharapova!

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Well this is bad!

Tennis star Maria Sharapova was busted for a drug called meldonium on Monday — and now, a Russian speed skater has been nabbed by an anti-doping agency for traces of the very same drug in HIS system!

World champion speed skater Pavel Kulizhnikov failed his doping test, according to the athlete's coach, Dmitry Dorofeev — but the coach refused to say when or where the skater tested positive for the drug.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency added the drug on their banned list on January 1, and while Dorofeev claims that Kulizhnikov took it last year before it became banned, it's not clear whether he did it knowingly after the first of the year.

Either way, the speed skater has to serve a doping ban now — and the five world championship gold medals he's won since the start of 2015 are just going to have to sit on the shelf!

For what it's worth, Kulizhnikov also served a doping ban from 2012 to 2014, after he tested positive for a separate drug… so, yeah…

This drug is becoming a real problem!

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