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Michael Phelps is Banned From USA Swimming

Well, it was only a matter of time. 14-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps has been suspended for three months by USA Swimming for that picture of him smoking pot from a bong. Michael has been waiting anxiously to find out just what the consequences of his actions would be. Many people were saying all of his endorsement deals should be taken away, while that was just speculation on society’s part, it definitely could have been a possibility.
TMZ is reporting the organization has cut off financial support to 23-year-old Phelps for three months as well. On Thursday, USA Swimming said, “This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero.”  Michael won’t fight the punishment.