Michael Phelps

Your boy Michael Phelps, you know, the guy who won a gazillion gold medals at the 2008 Olympics, was photographed smoking pot through a bong at a college party last fall. The photos first surfaced on British tabloid News of the World, which reported that the photo was taken back in November 2008 in the vicinity of the University of South Carolina.

“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” said Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, in a statement Sunday. “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,” he said. “For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public — it will not happen again.”

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He’ll probably get a little slap on the wrist and his bank account will bail him out. Why do people take photos of themselves, and other people, doing s**t like this and put it on the internet?