Michael Phelps lost two grand playing beer pong

The Superficial / February 10, 2009

Not only did the party at University of South Carolina cost Michael Phelps the warm, striped love of Tony the Tiger, he lost $2,000 playing beer pong. Which is why you never bet money on beer pong. Only your car, first born child or a quick peek at your girlfriend’s breast. True story. Page Six reports:

“I saw Phelps pull out a roll, a bank-wrapped $2,000. He said, ‘I’ll match the $2,000,’ ” onlooker Michael Whitworth told the State newspaper. “Good ol’ Phelpsie lost it, too.”

In the meantime, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department have arrested eight people in connection to the party despite Columbia residents wisely insisting they focus on more serious crimes, according to WIS News. Michael Phelps will most likely not face charges:

We’ve now learned that since investigators began trying to build a case, they’ve made eight arrests: seven for drug possession and one for distribution. These are arrests that resulted as the sheriff’s department served search warrants.
We’ve also learned that the department has located and confiscated that bong. Sources say the owner of the bong was trying to sell it on eBay for as much as $100,000. The owner, who wasn’t even at the party, is one of the eight now charged.
Governor Mark Sanford is also weighing in on the sheriff’s actions. On the FOX News Channel Sunday night, Geraldo Rivera asked Sanford whether Phelps should be prosecuted.
“I don’t see what it gets at this point,” said Sanford.
His spokesman told us Monday night Sanford is letting that quote stand.

Oh, boy, eight college students got busted for pot! Congratulations, Columbia, South Carolina, you’re now the safest town in America. No need to lock your doors tonight – or even close them at all. The Sheriff caught them potheads. Whoopee!

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