This is not the end of the world, unless you are a parent trying to keep your kids away from marijuana.Michael Phelps, the 14-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, has confirmed that a photo of him smoking weed is real…
THIS is the astonishing picture which could destroy the career of the greatest competitor in Olympic history.News of the World
In our exclusive photo Michael Phelps, who won a record EIGHT gold medals for swimming at the Beijing games last summer, draws from a bong.
The glass pipes are generally used to smoke cannabis.
And after sporting chiefs announced laws which mean four-year bans for drug-taking, Phelps’ dreams of adding to his overall 14 gold medal tally at the 2012 games in London could already be OVER.
By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer
Phelps said: “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.”