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USA Swimming suspends Phelps for 3 months

Murfreesboro : TN : USA | Feb 05, 2009 at 11:02 PM PST
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After photos were released of swimming eight gold medalist Michael Phelps smoking marijuana in a bong, he's been under constant media scrutiny.

USA Swimming has announced that they will be suspending Phelps for 3 months, and will not compensate him with financial support during this period.

Even though USA Swimming is taking action, a cereal and snack company, Kellogg Co., has agreed to renew their contract with Phelps despite the photos.

Because of the 3 month suspension, Phelps will not be able to compete in March at a meet in Austin, Texas. He will have to wait until May, which could jeopardize his placement in the July world championships in Rome, considering he would only have two months to practice.

The Los Angeles Times

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