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