Oh, Well. There Goes The Wheaties Box.

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Courtesy of the New York Post, we learn that fame is, indeed, a heavy burden. Are you listening, Joba?
I guess the next question is….Will Phelps do Larry King or Letterman?

12 Comments

How very sad.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

A DUI after the previous Olympics and now this.
http://thisfanslife.mlblogs.com

She-Fan,

The guy was no Josh Phelps. el duque

Julia and Bern, I figured this would happen once he stopped training and started partying. Way too much attention for a kid who’d hardly been out of the pool.

Where is Josh Phelps, duque? Is he working for AIG or is it BOA?

I guess he is in the spotlight so he is a role model whether he likes it or not. However, in this case, there are many worse things that he COULD be doing.

http://statisticianmagician.mlblogs.com/

I agree, Joe, but you know how it goes with the endorsements. Maybe it’ll all be fine and this will blow over quickly.

I feel bad for Michael Phelps, he’s my age and being such a public icon, everything he does is scrutinized. He never got a chance to just be a teenager or be a young adult, his entire life revolved around swimming, so while I don’t condone his behavior, I think it’s just him being something besides a swimmer.
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

That’s the thing with these athletes, Emily. All they know is practice, practice, practice. As soon as fame hits, they’re out of the structure they’ve always known and they’re kids again. I don’t blame them at all.

He’s just a guy that likes to party like a college kid at a frat party who can swim. lol

~King of Cali
http://kingofcali.mlblogs.com/

Yeah, it’s the swimming that got in the way of the partying, King!

They said on the news that if Kid Rock did this then nobody would care. I wonder if Phelps will get suspended from the Olympics?
http://metsmainman.mlblogs.com

I think I read somewhere that since he didn’t fail any drug tests he won’t be suspended, metsmainman. Not sure though.

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