The Olympic douche extraordinaire is finally feeling the burn in his throat from the bong hit heard round the world.
USA Swimming has released this statement:
USA Swimming has reprimanded Michael Phelps under its Code of Conduct by withdrawing financial support and the eligibility to compete for a period of three months effective today, Feb. 5, 2009.
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.
Even before this happened, cereal giant Kellogg's decided not to back the stoner either:
"We originally built the relationship with Michael, as well as the other Olympic athletes, to support our association with the U.S. Olympic team. Michael's most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg. His contract expires at the end of February and we have made a decision not to extend his contract."
Well Mike, look at it this way, the suspension ends around 4/20, that's gonna be a great way to leave off. I'd suggest some special brownies, shroom it up a little, and then munch out on all the General Mills cereal you can find since Kellogg's obviously doesn't like to party.