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Old 02-03-2009, 02:32 PM
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Is Michael Phelps Really Clean?

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http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/150832/14-times-Olympic-gold-medal-winner-Michael-Phelps-caught-with-bong-cannabis-pipe.html

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Old 02-03-2009, 04:23 PM
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I live near Columbia, SC so this story is local to me. Latest is the local sheriff says he will arrest Phelps if he has proof a crime was committed. I'd hate to see that.

http://www.thestate.com/local/story/672148.html

Richland sheriff could charge Phelps

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says he will charge Michael Phelps with a crime if he determines the Olympics hero smoked marijuana in Richland County.

Phelps, who set a record with eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics, was photographed smoking a marijuana pipe at a November party in Columbia.

The picture was published in the British newspaper News of the World. Phelps apologized Sunday, calling his behavior “inappropriate.”

“This case is no different than any other case,” Lott said Monday. “This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It’s a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred.”

Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a $570 fine, plus court costs.

But Lott seems to be the only person talking about making a case against Phelps. Both the USC and Columbia Police Departments said they would not pursue charges.

It was unclear Monday where the party took place, including whether it was on campus.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Phelps’ sponsors — from apparel company Speedo to luxury Swiss watchmaker Omega — issued statements calling the incident a “nonissue.” The International Olympic Committee accepted his apology.

“We have no reason to doubt his sincerity and his commitment to continue to act as a role model,” the IOC said in a statement.

At the University of South Carolina, where Phelps was visiting when the picture was taken, the mood was largely “who cares?”

“It’s not a surprise,” said India Jones, a sophomore biology major. “He’s young, and he is human. They’ll probably let him off easy because he owned up to it.”

Lots of public figures have admitted to smoking marijuana — including President Barack Obama.

Rapper Lil Wayne, who professes his love for marijuana and other substances in his music, has a leading eight Grammy nominations this year. Phelps said he listened to Wayne’s graphic song “I’m Me” to pump him up for races at the Olympics.

When Phelps hosted “Saturday Night Live” on Sept. 13, Lil Wayne was the musical guest.

This isn’t the first time Phelps has been in trouble following a gold medal performance. In 2004, fresh off his wins in the Athens Olympics, he pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Maryland.

Forgiveness of Phelps could be attributed to how he handled both situations — admitting up front he did it and apologizing, said Matt Brown, associate professor for sport and entertainment management at the University of South Carolina.

“America is a forgiving society, and he came out and apologized immediately,” Brown said. “I think as long as we don’t see more pictures coming out and more things coming out that he’s been doing this consistently, he’ll be OK.”

It also helps that many see Phelps as a nice guy. When he was in Columbia, he took time to speak to a class on sports’ role in society.

“It was amazing how gracious and how humble and just how helpful he tried to be,” said Sid Kenyon, a USC adjunct professor who taught the class. “I can’t tell you how impressed I was with his mannerism and just how willing he was to help and do anything that we asked him.”

The Phelps story broke not in a sports magazine, but in a celebrity newspaper. Sports and entertainment journalism have been merging for years, Brown said, never more so than in the Olympics, which attracts a wider audience — including the kind of people who watch celebrity news on “Entertainment Tonight.”

“It becomes much more of an entertainment event than a sports event,” he said.

The Associated Press and staff writers Otis Taylor and Johnny Dickerson contributed. Reach Beam at (803) 771-8405.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:42 PM
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How many threads does this make?
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:46 PM
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IMHO, the only people who have room to complain are his mother and his corporate sponsors. He took a bunch of money from them and needs to be more careful. That prosecutor ought to get a life, if you ask me.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:08 PM
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How many threads does this make?
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How many threads does this make?
Hey, I know. We could talk about oil!
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:45 PM
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Who GAS ?

This guy's on his way to Mark Spitzville!

I lost interest in him after the Rosetta Stone ads.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:02 PM
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Decriminalize POT. It's no more or less a drug than beer or alcohol.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:46 PM
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That's an expensive photo. Gives all the struggling companies paying multi-million endorsements an out on the contract.
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I dont see any herb, just a glass pipe
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:10 AM
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I'd be more interested in the d*ck that took the picture and made money off it by selling the photo...

If Phelps has some copyright on his likeness being used for profit without his permission, couldn't he sue them?

How 'bout it? Is that how the "likeness" claims work?

If it was a "private gathering" and someone shoots a few pics and sells them to a tabloid, can't he crank on the photog?

I'd go for it if it were me being shot...

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