Sunday, February 1, 2009
not as free and relaxed as Michael Phelps, however
The British tabloid "News of the World" published this authentic photo of the Olympic gold medalist getting mellow a few months after the games. I saw it on espn.com. Poor guy, he's going to get hell from his agent/PR people and threats of pulling sponsorship (doubt any will follow through) all because he's a typical American young adult. He's clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed (international celebrity athlete hitting the bong at a house party, yikes). I'm not advocating the cheeb, just saying it's not exactly shocking when you think about it. Just stupid.
On the up-side, I'm sure he's opened up a new fanbase for himself.