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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    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.
    Fair enough, and I think he is doing that. Last I read the IOC, and two of his sponsors (don't recall which 2) said that they didn't care. I am glad, bc to be it isn't a big deal. FWIW, I think we are much more uptight about these things then the Europeans, so sponsors and the IOC probably have that in mind, as I assume he is marketed over there as well.

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    I accually like the guy more now after this incident than I did before. Call me crazy...he's human.

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    Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says he will charge Michael Phelps with a crime if he determines the Olympics hero smoked marijuana in Richland County.

    ?This case is no different than any other case,? Lott said Monday. ?This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It?s a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred.?

    Both the USC and Columbia Police Departments said they would not pursue charges.

    Two of Phelps? sponsors ? Speedo and Swiss watchmaker Omega ? issued statements calling the incident a ?nonissue.?

    The International Olympic Committee accepted his apology. ?We have no reason to doubt his sincerity and his commitment to continue to act as a role model,? the IOC said in a statement.
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    Charging him is ridiculous, also. Do the police here have nothing better to do with their time then charge a guy for misdemeanor pot smoking that occurred 4 months ago? Maybe they should start scouring kids myspace pages, I am sure they will find plenty of other priority cases there. Speedo and Omega are right.

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    [QUOTE=RYou;133941]Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says he will charge Michael Phelps with a crime if he determines the Olympics hero smoked marijuana in Richland County.

    ?This case is no different than any other case,? Lott said Monday. ?This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It?s a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred.?

    Both the USC and Columbia Police Departments said they would not pursue charges.


    Since when it a crime to HAVE smoked weed? I always presumed that a person must be caugth in the act?????

    Heck, I have plenty of photos when I was young with my friends cultivating, cleaning, smoking and just doing stupid shite with weed involved.

    Mr. Lotts needs to lighten up & enjoy his two minutes of fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban basketball View Post
    To hell with the other sponsors! This opens up an entirely new realm of sponsor possibilities:


    • Spokesperson for Pink Floyd
    • Duncan Hines Brownies
    • Lava lamp companies
    • Strobe light companies
    • Hemp products
    Funniest post I have seen in ages. Thank you BB, you made my day.

    1. While I have never smoked marijuana (or used any other illegal drug), I have performed innumerable stupidities while under the influence of alcohol. Two big differences between me and Mr. Phelps - besides our relative athletic abilities: a) I was not a national icon. b) my indiscretions took place before everything wound up on You Tube.
    2. It would appear that, except for a back country sheriff (to be played by Jackie Gleason when they make the movie) nobody really gives a rat?s posterior.
    3. A group of Mr. Phelps? friends need to track down whoever took the picture at the party and then posted it for the world to see, and then teach that individual a lesson in discretion.

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    This whole thing kind of flies in the face of all of those "anti-marijuana" commercials that say you'll accomplish nothing if you smoke pot.........
    1. Wake up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudge Tunnel View Post
    This whole thing kind of flies in the face of all of those "anti-marijuana" commercials that say you'll accomplish nothing if you smoke pot.........
    I laugh at those add as well, given the number of highly successful people I know who smoke pot.

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    I think most of the stigma against it is not that most people who smoke pot are unsucessful, but that most of the unsucessful people I know smoke pot.
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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