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    i think he was working the switch at comcast.
    http://www.sportsfilter.com/news/127...er-bowl-tucson
    but then again, i may be retarded

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    I am glad he admitted it. The IOC and a couple of his sponsors have already said they don't care. I agree with Ugly that it was stupid of him to do in public, but seriously, who cares? The faux outrage for things like this can be ridiculous.

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    I think it is a little naive to say who cares. He is an Olympic athlete and a representative of this country not to mention a role model to kids. Partaking in illegal acts is not a good thing to do when in that position

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    I think it is a little naive to say who cares. He is an Olympic athlete and a representative of this country not to mention a role model to kids. Partaking in illegal acts is not a good thing to do when in that position

    Well, I guess I should say that I (and many others) don't care, and that I think a lot of this is faux outrage. A lot of people have done drugs in the past, or when they were young. Our last three presidents come to mind, and two of them have done coke. IMO, this is a big deal because the media says it is a big deal. The guy is a swimmer, and this takes nothing away from how great he is at that. He didn't hurt anyone or wrong anyone, or damage anything. It just means that he has done something illegal, that probably half of the adults in this country have also done.

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    I always hate the, everyone has done it so that makes it alright argument. It is a simplistic answer to any question or problem. If one of my wrestlers was caught doing drugs I would punish him not only because he needs to know what he did was wrong but also to send a message to the rest of the team. If a cop speeds in his personal life should he ignore other speeders? Just because I did something when I was young (not a kid but young, because 23 is an adult) does not mean I will not punish my kids for the exact same behavior.

    I don't think that there is faux outrage at this incident. I believe that outrage comes because we as a society have put to much importance on our athletes and celebrities. You are right he didn't hurt anyone but he may have put himself into position to hurt someone. Say he drove after drinking and taking bong hits, would you feel the same way? I would bet money that more than half of all adults who have drank or done drugs has driven while intoxicated, does that make this action acceptable. No it doesn't.

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    Did he drive after doing it? It isn't fair that you change what he actually did, into something that he might have done to make it look worse. Say he took bong hits and went on a killing spree? Or, say he didn't take bong hits and then did x, y or z...Lets talk about what he did do, and not add on to it with hypotheticals. If your kids, or one of your wrestlers does it, then by all means, punish him. That is your position as an authority figure, but you do not have that postition over Phelps. Phelps is an adult, and he is taking the blame for this like one. If you want to be outraged every time someone smokes pot, you better block off a couple of days a week on your calendar, becuase you won't have time to do much else. I do like the speeding analogy though, because I would care about as much if he got a speeding ticket as I do about this. We disagree about where the outrage comes from. That is fine. I like sports as much (probably more) than the next guy, but it says very little about our society that we get outraged when we find out an athlete took a bong hit at a party. The guy swims, he isn't making our laws or running our country. He swims (really fast,) that is it.

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    Mike..dude..that reminds me...I want my lighter back dude...

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    Rusty I am not outraged at all. I understand what he did was stupid and he should feel the reprecautions of the action but should not be crucified. I just don't feel like people should get a pass because others have done it. Like I said in my first post he was stupid to do it in public, I don't care that he smoked pot.

    My position on any celeb is that if you love the praise and jubilation you receive from the public and the money you receive because of your popularity, then you better be ready to accept the harshness and accountability from the public when you screw up. And just because somebodies neighbor smokes doesn't make it alright for you to and not get some type of public backlash.

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    Just to clarify a point made about doing bong hits and driving...

    ...when I did bong hits and drove I usually got so caught up in the music on the stereo that I would catch myself driving 35 mph on the highway.

    So, the moral of the story? Bong hits reduce speed, which reduce crash intensity rates!
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