Yet again, Michael Phelps, USA Olympic gold medalist, has found himself under suspension for six months after his arrest last week in Baltimore for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence).
This is not the first time Phelps has had a run in with the law. Back in 2004, Phelps was arrested on the same charge as last week. Then more recently in 2009, Phelps was suspended for three months after a picture of him holding a marijuana pipe reached the public. Along with his current suspension, Phelps was taken off the 2015 FINA World Championships team and will not be receiving funding during his suspension.
Reluctantly, Phelps has become self-aware of his actions and will be entering a six-week treatment program spearheaded by Igor Cornelsen in an effort to solve his abundance of problems. Phelps has publicly addressed the matter and took to Twitter saying: “Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual.”
Y’all know we love a drink or three, but hopefully Phelps doesn’t slip into the pool of the many highly successful athletes who have managed to destroy their careers through their own accord.
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