Michael Phelps making Cyprus Hill proud. Credit: News of the World
Poker player/Olympian Michael Phelps' mission to sabotage a surefire $100M+ in endorsements is almost complete.
After admitting to being a big online poker player (no big deal, but still, you wouldn't see Tiger Woods revealing that one), then dating what could best be described as a "dime-a-dozen" (albeit legit hot)
Wow, he really is an online poker player. Fits right in.
On Sunday, a British tabloid called News of the World, published a photo (seen above) in which Phelps is hitting a bong.
Says Phelps in a statement released by his management agency (who wishes he'd just stay home for a few months and get a frigin' Netflix account already):
"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment…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. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public — it will not happen again."
Listen, we don't want to be too hard on the guy. We did things
yesterday at 23 that would've made Mötley Crüe in the mid-80's look like pussies. But when we see someone who came from the same upper-middle-class-suburban streets like us as Phelps did, we want to see them make it. Because when he makes it, we all make it.