Sunday, February 1
Michael Phelps Gone Wild
Fox Sports is reporting that the pictures of Michael Phelps smoking the happy grass by the Tabloid News of the World are apparently authentic. You can check out the full article by clicking here.
There is a major discussion going on around the net about whether this is a big deal or not. All I have to say is this: here is a role model that many kids look up to and it is a shame that now what they are going to hear about is the fact that their role model did an illegal drug. And this is not the first time that Mr. Phelps has been in trouble. He was also arrested when he was 19 for drunk driving.
I wonder how many sponsorships Michael will lose? Maybe that isn't important. The biggest loser in all of this may be our youth. In a world filled with Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Brittany Spears... many probably thought Michael Phelps was a safe choice for a role model. Maybe you think he still is. Me? I understand he is young still and will undoubtedly make mistakes, but the gold around his neck seems a little less shiny than it did on an August night in Beijing.