Phelps (Allegedly) Caught With Bong In Tabloid

Michael Phelps hauled in eight gold medals in Beijing, and now he's back in the spotlight after photos from a tabloid depict someone who is allegedly Phelps smoking a bong. ↵
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↵News of the World, a British tabloid, posted the photo on its site on Saturday. ↵
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↵The photo was allegedly taken at the University of South Carolina in November 2008, obviously after the Beijing games. If it sounds like I'm dropping "allegedly" in this post a lot, it's because there haven't really been any independent confirmations on this, and the fact that the unwatermarked photo also popped up on Star magazine's site leads me to believe someone selling the photos got paid, and probably twice, so anything for a buck, you know? I'd hardly say this photo is definitively Phelps.
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↵For the original story, click here.
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↵UPDATE, 3:30PM Sunday: Phelps has admitted it's him in the photo. He's sorry. -- Ziller↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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