Michael Phelps Smokes Pot. But Who cares?


“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” the record-setting American athlete said in a statement issued Sunday.  “I’m 23 years old, and despite the successes I have had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner that people have come to expect from me,” Phelps said. “For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public — it will not happen again.”

Oh, Michael, you deserve to get high once in a while.  They guy has been working so hard all his life, competing, swimming for hours on end every day, and all the stress that competition has brought.  He deserves a little relaxation.   He’s won 16 gold medals (so far).   This is just more proof that pot smoking doesn’t hamper success.

But I guess if I stood to lose millions of dollars in endorsements, I might make a public apology.  And I’d watch out for folks at parties with cameras.

Craig Ferguson said on his late show:

“Now we know why he eats 12,000 calories a day” and

“Someone took that picture in a dorm room, and sold it to a newspaper.  Michael Phelps needs to be careful.  But then, if you can’t trust a stranger with a cell phone in a dorm room while you’re smoking a bong, who can you trust?”

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