Michael Phelps — the Olympic gold-medal swimmer who jumped into hot water over a photo of him holding a bong — has returned to competition for the first time since the Beijing Olympics. Suspended for three months from organized competitive swimming after a photo of him holding a bong — a device commonly used to smoke marijuana — surfaced in February, Phelps dived back into the public eye at the Charlotte UltraSwim in North Carolina, a meet that runs from Thursday to Sunday
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When Kellogg’s dumped its endorsement of Michael Phelps after a photograph surfaced of the Olympic gold medalist using a bong, the company was stuck with thousands of boxes of cereal featuring the swimmer’s image.
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps will not face criminal charges in connection with a November party at which he was photographed using a bong, a South Carolina sheriff said Monday. “We do not believe we have enough evidence to prosecute anyone” who was at the party in Columbia, South Carolina, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told reporters, adding that authorities are ending their investigation into Phelps. “We had a photo, and we had him saying he was sorry for his inappropriate behavior,” Lott said.