So I was reading today – Michael Phelps was cleared by the IOC after he apologized for the bong picture incident BUT now the tough law officials in South Carolina are going to try to prosecute over it.

“Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told The State newspaper of Columbia, S.C., that he would file charges against Phelps if he determines the swimmer smoked marijuana in the county.”

What a jackass – he is just trying to make a name for himself – get his 15 minutes. Reminds me of the old Monica Lewinsky Scandal… who honestly would save that dress and not even clean in? She got what she wanted in the long run.

In response to the last blog I wrote about Phelps I received this comment via Facebook:

“Jenny the problem is he “says” he’s anti drug… As you said he volunteered to be on the anti team… Our Olympic athletes are by no means perfect but they should represent the best… If he can get away with smoking pot why not have steroids in sports ? The line NEEDS to be drawn somewhere…
Honestly I don’t really care… I do think he’s a douchebag however… Many children look up to him as a role model (as you said) damn the media and their mixed messages !”

My response to this lame argument is:

Well ya see – the difference between pot and steroids is that steroids enhance athletic performance – pot just gives ya the munchies n giggles.

A lot of the countries that compete in the Olympics have legalized marijuana it’s not that big of a deal. Would people in Jamaica frown upon Usain Bolt for smoking? Nope. But in the States – we do because…  Read More the government deems it as illegal.

I am for the legalization all around. From my perspective – if the kid wants to smoke – whatever. If anything smoking could hinder his performance as a swimmer hurting him in the long run. I just think he has gone above and beyond anyone’s expectations in sports and maybe it just happened too fast. He has so much responsibility on his shoulders with the title that he carries I could understand how it would just be overwhelming and I could see how he would just want to break loose for awhile…

He is only 23, people make mistakes – his only mistake was getting his picture taken.

If only people would have listened to Bob Marley:
“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be. But, before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.”