Michael Phelps: Olympic stoner

February 1st, 2009 // 187 Comments

Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps might have just smoked his way out of the 2012 Olympics after a photo of him hitting the bong surfaced in News of the World. It was taken in November when Michael stopped by the University of South Carolina at Columbia to visit a girl he was “secretly seeing.” After presumably having his way with her, he showed up at a house party with a bunch of random chicks and drank his face off. USA!:

“He arrived with a group of girls hanging all over him. Jaws hit the floor when he walked in. You don’t get many celebrities in Columbia, so when Phelps comes to your party it’s a very big deal.
“He didn’t know many people so you’d think he’d be a little shy. But he was loud, obnoxious and slamming beers from the get-go. Every girl wanted a piece of him and every guy wanted to be his best buddy. He couldn’t get enough of all the attention.”
As he basked in his hero status, Phelps knocked back beers and shots of spirits. And when a student offered him the glass bong engraved with red writing, he did not hesitate, says our source.

Because he’s an idiot, Michael Phelps admitted it’s him in the picture and released the following statement to the AP today:

“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.”

If Michael Phelps wants to pour alcohol into his face, smoke the marijuana like a cigarette and fornicate with various loose women before beating the world’s pants off at swimming, shouldn’t we as a nation stand behind him? I mean, Christ, if he was anymore American, he’d be out fighting crime with a talking bald eagle for a sidekick. But then how would other nations know we dominate at the breast stroke? You gotta think these things through.

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  1. Kell Kell

    Oh my god, who gives a rat’s ass. Surely there is something more important for people to take a stand on. Leave the kid alone and let him be a kid.

  2. Guy should get an EXTRA medal for being able to be a stoner AND an athlete..

  3. stupidpeople

    trust me he was taking bong hits way before this pic was taken. most of our olympic athletes do that and more… just sayin!

  4. ex

    and yes pot is helpful in swimming it calms the nerves and takes the edge off of the uppers that so many are on

  5. Bob Grommit

    Man, could you imagine the magnitude of the bong rip this guy could take with aqua lungs like that?

  6. Aquila

    He won’t be banned, smoking pot is only prohibited during competitions.

  7. Jimmy Jim

    yes he is incredibly dumb, egotistical, obnoxious, attention seeking.

    …go outside , you’ll find people worse simply driving in traffic. Turn on a fucking television, you’ll find out about worse politicians, priests, doctors, lawyers, business men.

    Hating phelps for being who he is and hurting absolutely no one? Whats the point? Hate yourself for not being anything.

  8. What a shame, people have to remember in today’s age there is a camera just about everywhere, guess he could kiss millions goodbye as that good ole home boy image is now gone.

    Van from St. Louis

  9. Dal

    Sure would be a shame if he lost that Rosetta Stone endorsement.

  10. Entertainmart

    My poor little sister…she was INSPIRED to swim by him…lol
    I can’t tell her that he is a pothead but…*lil sis screams* NOOOOOOOOOOO
    (She’s 12)

  11. gus

    “‘smoke the marijuana like a cigarette’

    Maybe the photo is of the other (George) Michael Phelps: you know, the singer-songwriter…”

    exactly what I was thinking.

  12. tina

    Whoever released the pic should be shamed. Who cares about pot. Alcohol kills more people. Fact.

  13. blue

    When he came to my school a few YEARS ago he acted like a drunk, egotistical jerk, then got busted for DWI and said to the cop “Don’t you know who I am?”

    What a tool.

  14. k

    seeing roor makes me wanna smoke

  15. STINK

    Works his ass off to be #1 and then almost smokes it all away.

    Idiot.

  16. wee

    stink, he smoked his ass off to be number one – this time he just got caught! whoops!

  17. gigi

    who cares! that’s how the man unwinds. He doesn’t have the best homelife in the world, so anybody with a little sense would realize he isn’t going to make the best choices…besides, apart from swimming REALLY well, what else does everybody want from him? seriously??

  18. Yo Momma

    That’s not a bong guys! It’s a fucking ROOR!!! German engineering at it’s finest. I’m sure they will come out with a ROOR Phelps edition now. LOL!

  19. If Michael Phelps is into smoking pipes then good for him. Just because he enjoys smoking a water pipe does not mean he should have to lie about it and talk about the “big mistake” he made. The government makes a mistake every time it enforces marijuana prohibition at the expense of America and good since. America should grow up and quit attacking its own citizens for how they decide to spend their recreational time.
    SunflowerPipes.com

  20. He did nothing wrong. Everyone has smoked pot. Get over it already. He is a champion and his competitors are probably glad he is taking drugs instead of steroids!

  21. k

    118 you are the only other one who commented on roor. how do i love thee.

  22. lola

    AMERICA….FUCK YEAH!

    God Bless his little swimmers heart!

  23. br

    why wast your time telling people you hate phellps i didnt see you winning 8 gold medals maybe if you stoppedsitting on your ass and did somthing productive like try and do better then him then people would agree with you

  24. br

    why wast your time telling people you hate phellps i didnt see you winning 8 gold medals maybe if you stoppedsitting on your ass and did somthing productive like try and do better then him then people would agree with you

  25. br

    why wast your time telling people you hate phellps i didnt see you winning 8 gold medals maybe if you stoppedsitting on your ass and did somthing productive like try and do better then him then people would agree with you

  26. spike

    @guest:

    You must be some lame-assed Brit. Yeah, we Americans can be stupid at times, but we’re not a nation of fucking alcoholics and binge drinkers like your pathetic little country.

    On that note, yes, I like Phelps even more now. That person who leaked that picture, what an asshole.

  27. Bobby D

    YES! Phelps has great taste! As every olympian should know, after you’ve won a gold medal, you ONLY smoke your weed out of a roor!

  28. Dr.

    Fuck Michael Phelps. He’s an arrogant, mongoloid-looking retard. He can swim like a mo-fo. But he needs to burn.

  29. Uncle Sam

    EVERYBODY knows THC makes you swim faster.
    At least he didn’t forget to pay his taxes.
    He could have denied though, you cant ID who’s in that pic.

    It will be legal soon anyway with a dope head in the white house.

    God Bless the U.S

  30. Jeremy

    I am a resident of Columbia, SC and this whole situation is embarrassing. Columbia is not some backwoods hicktown….it’s a fairly large city and the capital of this state. Unfortunately like almost every other city in America we do have murderers, rapists, etc. and the majority of the people here also feel that Lott is devoting way more attention to this than it needs. I hope the citizens of Richland county remember this come election time.

  31. Kris

    What is the big deal? The do-gooders are just mad because they have always said you won’t amount to anything if you smoke pot. Um, well Phelps has 14 Olympic gold medals under his belt. Enough said.

  32. Maybe he can do a cameo in “Harold and Kumar Fix the Economy Forever”.

  33. the big kahuna

    why does everyone think this is okay?
    it’s not like he’s just some random college kid at a party.
    HE’S AN OLYMPIC SWIMMER. REPRESENTING AMERICA.
    this is how you want people to see our athletes?
    people make mistakes, but he should have known better being who he is.
    god you people are morons.

  34. Ryan

    Let the kid live. He’s just won 8 gold medals for your country. He’s young, smoking a little pot doesn’t make him a bad person. He should have just denied that the picture was him.

  35. Bessy

    He is promising not to do it again? Shame on him.

  36. PhelpsSupporter

    WAY TO GO PHELPS! YOU THE MAN! SHOW THEM HOW TO SMOKE THE BONG! WHO CARES WHAT THE OTHER PEOPLE THINK!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  37. Ummm...yeah...

    What?

  38. poor dude….he’s only human..whatever

  39. burn247

    Weed is so cool…

  40. LOL

    What a disgrace.

  41. freak

    After making history in the Olympics and helped us be in the lead and got 8 medals and all he gets is a punishment?!
    who ever took that pic should be punished. He pretty much betrayed Phelps.
    PHELPS SHOULD LIVE A LIFE! NOT JUST BE SOME GOOD SWIMMER BOY! LEAVE HIM ALONE. ITS YOU WHO ARE CRITICIZING HIM SHOULD GET A LIFE! MOVE ON!

  42. Chad Respite

    Michael Phelps is lame. He is such old news. Personally, I will not be supporting Speedo or Omega watches. Both of those products are also old news. Speedo? What is this? The 1984 Olympics? And Omega? Give me a break. Just because a Watch is Swiss, does not mean you have to overpay. Omega is basically a glorified Swatch. Ciao!

  43. Chad Respite

    Michael Phelps is lame. He is such old news. Personally, I will not be supporting Speedo or Omega watches. Both of those products are also old news. Speedo? What is this? The 1984 Olympics? And Omega? Give me a break. Just because a Watch is Swiss, does not mean you have to overpay. Omega is basically a glorified Swatch. Ciao!

  44. ag v

    i like to know who the girl was if she a bad lay that you got to drink and get high afterwards she must be bad lay

  45. ag v

    i like to know who the girl was if she a bad lay that you got to drink and get high afterwards she must be bad lay

  46. ag v

    i like to know who the girl was if she a bad lay that you got to drink and get high afterwards she must be bad lay

  47. ag v

    where does he get his green wornder if it good

  48. Dominivan/Mexican baybee

    Michael Phelps is a loser i’m not being a hater or anythng but ..
    People need to get over him . I don’t get why everyone is obbsessed
    with him ! ? !

  49. Anonnie

    “Michael Phelps is a loser”

    Falser words were never spoken.

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