Contrary to other blogger's reports, Subway is still sponsoring Michael Phelps and has not dropped the endorsement deal they have with the 8 time Olympic swimmer.
Kellogg's may have dropped him but that is it. Man, here I am defending Michael Phelps when I was more impressed with our Olympic Basketball team. Michael made a mistake. Yes, it's bad, and it is being handled by the USA swim team and thru public opinion who obviously has his back.
Gotta love those that throw people under the bus instead of pushing them out of the way.-Dr.FB
Michael Phelps has just been suspended by USA Swimming! The penalty they handed down was harsh and straight to the point:
USA Swimming has reprimanded Michael Phelps under its Code of Conduct by withdrawing financial support and the eligibility to compete for a period of three months effective today, Feb. 5, 2009.
This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero.
Phelps has accepted the suspension and says he will do what is needed to earn back our trust.
On this same day, Kellogs dropped Phelps as a sponsor.
I am all about second chances, and giving Phelps one. Next time you take a hit, make sure no so-called friends have a camera on you.-Dr.FB
Puff. Puff. Pass those endorsement deals on over.
Michael Phelps, in a photo that just hit the 'Nets today, was caught taking a hit from a bong. We are sure it wasn't flavored tobacco, but California green baby. Man, oh man. What is the golden boy going to do?
Well he sure is not denying it! Here are his words:
"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I'm 23 years old and despite the successes I've had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again."
This could screw his chances at the Olympics of 2012 if he was actually going to compete and not to mention his status right now. It depends on the American public and other countries response to this.
The quote was taken from the Associated Press. He is lucky this is happening on Super Bowl Sunday.-Dr.FB