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phelpsbongpic.jpgOlympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps is just the latest sports figure to get caught doing something stupid that could cost him his career–he was photographed at a house party smoking pot shortly after his Bejing win. This is the swimmers second brush with public embarrassment. In 2004, the then 19-year-old was busted for DUI.
Phelps has apologized for his behavior, chalking it up to just poor judgment:
“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” Phelps said. “I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.”
So what do you think? Do you think he’ll lose his big money endorsements from Mazda, Speedo, etc? Should he become an advocate for the legalization of marijuana? Discuss your thoughts with other Beliefnet members or in the comments section below.

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