Remember less than a year ago when noboday gave a shit about swimmers or swimming? That was until Phelps won every gold medal possible, becoming America’s sweetheart. Then a cell phone picture emerged of Phelps ripping a bong and the fallout has been ridiculous.
We’ve now learned that since investigators began trying to build a case, they’ve made eight arrests: seven for drug possession and one for distribution. These are arrests that resulted as the sheriff’s department served search warrants.
We’ve also learned that the department has located and confiscated that bong. Sources say the owner of the bong was trying to sell it on eBay for as much as $100,000.
The owner, who wasn’t even at the party, is one of the eight now charged.
Eight people have been charged, Phelps has not. He’s already been suspended from swimming (which sounds awesome) and been dumped by Kellogs, should he also be arrested?