Breaking News! Michael Phelps Suspended


Michael Phelps File Photo

Michael Phelps File Photo

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