Michael Phelps just released his statement regarding the British-tabloid released picture of him smoking a marijuana pipe. He didn’t dispute the authenticity of the photo. He even apologized for such an inappropriate behavior for an Olympian and Sportsman of the Year.

Here’s a copy of the said photo as released by News of the World. This was supposed to be taken last November when Phelps attended a party in the University of South Carolina.

Honestly, I don’t think it’s a big deal. Phelps is entitled to such slips (if you can call it that) because he’s just a man. And smoking marijuana is incomparable to, say, cheating at the elections, or killing somebody. Can somebody please prove that it is even wrong? What’s your stand on the issue?

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