Attempted Michael Phelps Marijuana Cover-Up?

February 2nd, 2009 // 7 Comments

It seems as if the process of trying to contain the embarrassing photo of Michael Phelps smoking a bong at a college party might potentially cause the record-breaking swimmer more of a predicament than the act itself.

The company representing Phelps, Octagon, reportedly attempted to bribe the tabloid not to run the photo. I guess that’s embarrassing and all, but I guess I’d be more upset if he were a airline pilot or an elementary school bus driver.

Somehow, the image of him swimming wobbly in the lanes of his training pool doesn’t frighten me as much as perhaps it should.

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It seems as if the process of trying to contain the embarrassing photo of Michael Phelps
smoking a bong at a college party might potentially cause the
record-breaking swimmer more of a predicament than the act itself.

The company representing Phelps, Octagon, reportedly attempted to bribe
the tabloid not to run the photo. I guess that’s embarrassing and all,
but I guess I’d be more upset if he were a airline pilot or an
elementary school bus driver.

Somehow, the image of him swimming wobbly in the lanes of his training pool doesn’t frighten me as much as perhaps it should.

By Lisa Timmons
  1. tina

    can’t anyone just have fun without drugs, creepy. Stupid ass, can be in the South of France and here he is…all involed in a pipe! Always knew he was a moron!

  2. Leslie D

    He can do bong hits and still win the olympics? what a set of lungs! Not that he was hitting the pipes during training or the competition but doubt it is his first time smoking.

  3. stolidog

    who doesn’t smoke occasionally?

  4. Stolidog's mom

    Not “everyone” does drugs asshole… just you and your friends.

  5. Tiffany

    Do some research! alcohol is worse than marijuana. You could never od smoking weed it’s almost impossible, but you can die from alcohol poisoning. Going through withdraw from alcohol can kill you, weed is NOT physically addicting. Even cigarettes are physically addicting. Countless people a year die from drinking and driving. Independent studies(I know are sketchy) showed that people drove more cautiously when high rather than completely sober. Not to mention that I have never heard of anyone becoming mad with rage from smoking pot. Countless people become enraged when they drink. Marijuana also has medicinal purposes. Anyone who has had a loved one going through chemo will understand & appreciate like I do the help pot can bring to ease their pain & nausea and help them eat. Not to mention the fabric you can make from hemp lasts at least 2x longer than cotton. Someone please tell me a good reason pot is illegal. Even in the states where medical marijuana is legal you can still be arrested for possession b/c federal law overrides state law.

  6. stolidog's grandmother

    I always disliked your mother stolidog, she was always such an uptight bitch.

  7. Totally late, but...

    @stolidog, stolidog’s mom, and stolidog’s grandmother

    You’re a HILARIOUS family.

    :P

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