Okay, the guy's won 14 Olympic GOLD medals (so far in his career.)
He's an amazing athlete.
But he's not perfect. At 19, he was arrested for driving under the influence (of alcohol) - for which he pleaded guilty.
And this past weekend, a London tabloid ran a picture from Nov 2008 of Michael smoking a bong (a water pipe), which he admitted was a photo of him smoking pot in an apology he released to AP newswire:
I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I'm 23 years old and despite the successes I've had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.
And I think it's fascinating that on his swimroom profile, Michael's favorite quote is:
Actions speak louder than words.
hmmm. I'm curious.
What do you think about this?
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