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Published:February 12th, 2009 13:47 EST
Michael Phelps' Bong: Worth So Much It Will Blow Your Mind

Michael Phelps' Bong: Worth So Much It Will Blow Your Mind

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"WISTV reports on a new twist in the Michael Phelps drug saga. The owner of the bong used by the Olympic swimmer tried to sell the piece on eBay -- getting himself charged with the party attendees in the process. `Sources say the owner of the bong was trying to sell it on eBay for as much as $100,000,` the paper reports. The bong has been located and confiscated by the police." The Huffington Post

A celebrity hasn`t reached superstardom until any mundane or inexpensive item he owns can be sold on eBay for hundreds of times its face value. Scarlett Johansson`s soiled tissue raised thousands for charity when it was put up for auction on eBay. If she decides to auction her soiled underwear she will raise a whole crapload of money.

A measure of Michael Phelps` popularity is that the bong that he took a hit of was put up for auction on eBay, and the owner expected it to sell for at least $100,000. But the owner`s hope of a big payday has gone up in smoke, the cops confiscated the bong.

Michael Phelps has already lost an endorsement deal, if he wants to continue living the high life he has to be more circumspect in his public behavior.

Advice for Phelps: If you want to take a hit of a bong bigger than your oversized head, do it in the privacy of your home.