February 2nd, 2009 18:18 EST
Michael Phelps Takes Hit From Bong At College Party
"News of the World, a British tabloid, has posted a picture Saturday evening which they claim is 14-time Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps taking a bong hit at a college in South Carolina.
Phelps was allegedly photographed smoking marijuana in November of 2008 at a college party which he showed up unannounced to, according to News of the World."
This is the least surprising news of the year, Michael Phelps is the biggest doofus in the world of sports. Phelps may be a whiz at winning Olympic gold medals, but he needs a tutor to help him write his name.
If you are a megastar athlete you don`t risk your career by taking a hit from a bong at a college party where every student has a cell phone with a camera. If you take your position as a role model seriously, you don`t break the law. If you`ve got a conviction for DUI, you learn from your mistake and stay away from alcohol and all illegal drugs.
"Phelps was recently named the US Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year for making Olympic history in Beijing by collecting the most golds won by any athlete at a single Olympics, giving him a career total of 14 golds."
Michael Phelps has yet to reply to the allegation that he took a hit from a bong, but if it turns out to be true the US Olympic Committee should take away his Sportsman of the Year award.