Friday, February 06, 2009

The Phelps Marijuana Fallout Continues

I had been wondering what action USA Swimming, the sport's governing body, would take against Phelps. They've now suspended him from competitive swimming for 3 months. Also, Kellogg, the cereal maker, who had signed on Phelps as a spokesperson, announced that it would not renew his contract that is set to expire this month. According to the Washington Post,

"Michael Phelps is the greatest star our sport has ever had and he is a role model and hero for hundreds of thousands of kids," USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus said in a phone interview. "Under our code of conduct, we felt we had an obligation to address this issue, to send a message to Michael and to our membership."

This means he could still qualify to swim at the Rome World Championships but that we will not see his smiling visage in the cereal aisle any more.

Related Post:

Phelps, Marijuana and a Suddenly Empty Pedestal

3 comments:

Kavi said...

People in glass houses...!

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