Photo of Michael Phelps smoking pot

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Good lord- leave the guy alone! As if no one else in the world smokes pot! He deserves to have some fun.

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/02/michael-phelps-admits-regrettable-behavior.html

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/new...el-Phelps-caught-with-bong-cannabis-pipe.html

     
  2. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Really? People still care if someone smokes pot?

    I think people are largely hypocrites, or worse, afraid to be themselves. I think they feel it's taboo to say, "pot's no big deal," in public, so they pretend to be shameful while secretly don't give a hoot about what Michael Phelps does when he's at a party.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    So thats how he won all those medals!!!

    (Don't show the anti drug people this story, they might lose it, pot has it make you a tool to everyone, and have no drive to do stuff, remember?)
     
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    Well I'm proof of that. I couldn't swim back and forth in an olympic pool as fast as him. It must be the pot!!:D
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    It's just so damn ridiculous. OOHHH, AAAHH! Michael Phelps smoked pot! How could this be??????!!!!!!! OMG! The sky is going to fall! :rolleyes:
     
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    They don't have to sound so bloody cheerful about it :rolleyes:
     
  7. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    It's just silly. He shouldn't even be apologizing.
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    It always amazes me how wound up people can get about someone smoking blow. Usually the same people will then happily down a few glasses of wine or whisky.
     
  9. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Smoking blow? "Blow" is cocaine, my friend. ;)
     
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    It may well be on your side of the Atlantic :p
     
  12. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    It's easy to ask what the big deal is but they pretty much go after all the athletes now when they're caught with marijuana. Michael Phelps shouldn't be granted a pass just because he won some olympic medals. If all the other athletes can make the news on ESPN for their weed, then so can golden boy.
     
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    If only I smoked pot more often. :(
     
  14. zachplaysguitar macrumors 6502

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    All I see is a great argument against the dangers of smoking pot. This guy is arguably the best athlete in the world and even he indulges.

    I don't know about everyone else but this makes me like him more.
     
  15. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    The point is that they shouldn't doing this to anybody. It's pretty insignificant.
     
  16. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you. I don't care either way but he's famous now so there's a whole new set of rules for him, some good, some bad. This is one of the bad.
     
  17. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    This makes me believe he REALLY deserved his gold medals. Pot is kind of the opposite of steroids.
     
  18. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't mention anything about steroids and I certainly didn't say he didn't deserve his medals. Read my post again. I said other athletes make the news for their weed, so golden boy shouldn't expect different. If you get caught, you get caught - it's illegal whether we want it to be or not.
     
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    There are many states that have it decriminalized and legally used as a medicine.

    Pot is not evil. The government is.
     
  20. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't say pot was evil. Now that that's been cleared up, was Phelps smoking pot in one of the decriminalized states and was it for medicinal purpose? I don't know. What I do know is he made the news just like all the other celebs who are busted with it. Cry me a river.
     
  21. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    The government aren't evil, they just go to pot sometimes.
     
  22. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry. I meant to do a general Reply to Thread, but I clicked on the post above me which was yours.
     
  23. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Meh. I'd be more worried if Jim Phelps were smoking pot.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    The bong doesn't bother me as much as his reported being a general *****.
     
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    Is this message going to self-destruct in 10 seconds ? :D
     

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