Olympian Michael Phelps

Drinking and Marijuana Use


Michael Phelps’ squeaky clean image was sullied when a camera at a party that Phelps’ attended in 2009 caught the then 23-year-old smoking marijuana. Phelps issued a public apology and was removed from the Kellogg’s cereal box. He was also suspended for a few months. In 2014, Phelps was arrested for his second DUI and was again suspended from swimming for a period. Whether Phelps drinks and smokes marijuana regularly has never been clarified, but his recreational activities have obviously not affected his performance.

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