Last Saturday, a report from News of the World published an alleged picture of Michael Phelps holding a bong and smoking weed and immediately became viral across the web. Admittedly, there was no guarantee that it was really the Olympic Hero that's in the photo.
Until Phelps admitted Sunday that it was him holding the bong.
In a statement released to The Associated Press, the swimmer who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games conceded the authenticity of the exclusive picture published Sunday by the tabloid News of the World.
Phelps said: "I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. 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."
The good thing is, unlike many steroid/drug abusers, Phelps has simply admitted that he got caught. Hope he'll be a good boy after that. Just wondering if his endorsements will still continue? And what about the next Olympics?! Is that his secret why he swims like that??? So many questions?????