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Old 02-02-2009, 04:27 AM   #101
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the only commerical i saw with him was rosetta stone which is a computer program that teaches you new languages...and also his horrid SNL performance...but apparently hes got a big one coming out he got a million for, some japanese car
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:32 AM   #102
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Oh noes legacy ruined ldo
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:15 AM   #103
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Many contracts have morality clauses. If a player commits a crime, does something detrimental to himself or to the company as a sponsor, the company can terminate the contract. Not only could this cost him millions in future sponsorships, it could cost him millions in current sponsorships.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:24 AM   #104
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Headline story on CNN.com right now. Really? REALLY? No, really? Give me a ****ing break.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:52 AM   #105
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forget smoking weed...the dumbest thing i see in this story is phelps having to apologize
One of the most recognizable people in the world exposed on camera smoking it. Half-brother of THE most recognizable person in the world arrested for possessing it. All in the 48 hours before the Super Bowl. Pretty sad.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:54 AM   #106
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One of the most recognizable people in the world exposed on camera smoking it. Half-brother of THE most recognizable person in the world arrested for possessing it. All in the 48 hours before the Super Bowl. Pretty sad.
don't forget the Super Bowl MVP caught possessing it earlier this year too.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:49 AM   #107
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don't forget the Super Bowl MVP caught possessing it earlier this year too.
This.

And Santonio had to have been a ****ing idiot to get full-on arrested by the Pittsburgh cops. They give Steelers huge amounts of leeway.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:24 PM   #108
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http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/swimmi...ory?id=3878675

cliffs: nobody cares, sponsors and IOC included
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:29 PM   #109
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Apparently there's other pictures of him with the same watch, hard for him not to admit it's him.

People aren't getting this thread.

It's dumb on his part, if he cares about future earnings. Maybe he doesn't (but the statement seems to speak otherwise).

My guess would be that this is actually a story that most folks care about a lot less than the media- and you might not see that much backlash from his sponsors.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:40 PM   #110
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turning point in american history...media refers to bong as a BONG, not a water-pipe.

great day
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:48 PM   #111
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Is he really worth 40-50 mil?
Sounds like a lot but I'm not familiar with endorsement deals.
But I think the people saying he's set for life here are pretty shortsighted. Was he set for life after making his first 10 mil in endorsements? Most people would think so, so why keep pressing for the extra 40 mil, if the utility of this money goes down after the first few millions like some would say.

Alobar nailed it when he pointed out that this guy's window is very small.
Name some great olympic athletes of years past.
the drunken ski guy, Bodi Miller
the fast black guy Carl Lewis
the cute injured gymnast girl, kerri strug, coached by the scary eastern european pedophile, bela karoyli.
add a few iceskaters to that list and maybe a few hot women's volleyball or softball chicks and that's it. These people fall into obscurity pretty quickly, and these endorsements are their only chance to cash in.

There's a difference between being set for life in a (more than) modest lifestyle, and being super rich and known for it.

So Yeah, he was a bonehead for leaving money on the table. fortunately for him, he can afford to.
out of everybody you named, the only one that is remotely comparable in terms of accomplishment is lewis, and lol at saying that carl lewis fell into obscurity.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:53 PM   #112
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so many of you are judging him harshly. like you should have some say in what he should do with his life. maybe he wants to have fun and not make every decision based on $ev. How terrible of a life would that be to only do whatever is most profitable. just insane.

he is 23 and parties. get off your high horse. he is arguably one of the best athletes ever and until we see him complaining he is broke there is no reason to even discuss this.
People want super-human talents to exhibit social behavior above the norm. I don't really think it's that difficult to grasp or that much to ask for. Go smoke weed and bang dirty sluts when your swimming career is over. Then no one will care.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:10 PM   #113
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People want super-human talents to exhibit social behavior above the norm. I don't really think it's that difficult to grasp or that much to ask for. Go smoke weed and bang dirty sluts when your swimming career is over. Then no one will care.
like i said, who are you to tell him how to live? he should wait until 30 to go party to make everyone else happy. f that
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:23 PM   #114
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like i said, who are you to tell him how to live? he should wait until 30 to go party to make everyone else happy. f that
Then if he chooses to do that, there can't be any crying when people criticize him. When you are supremely talented, people expect you to act that way in other areas, too. That's life as a celebrity.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #115
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so when is pot going to be legal?
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:46 PM   #116
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so when is pot going to be legal?
Never.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #117
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if he said "thats not me"...i dont think this story would have so much attention at all
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:23 PM   #118
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so when is pot going to be legal?
This is actually the true travesty in all of this bull****.

wonder how many alcohol related fatalities there were yesterday....several thousand id imagine



also all the role model bull**** being hyped by the media annoys me. I wish someone would actually come out and be like "eff that, im not a role model....im rich, im famous, I can do what I want when I want...im going to enjoy the hell out of this life, Im everything you wish you could be or have.....im gunna get blazed and **** 24/7, if you dont like it, eat a fat dick"
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #119
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move to california
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also all the role model bull**** being hyped by the media annoys me. I wish someone would actually come out and be like "eff that, im not a role model....im rich, im famous, I can do what I want when I want...im going to enjoy the hell out of this life, Im everything you wish you could be or have.....im gunna get blazed and **** 24/7, if you dont like it, eat a fat dick"
bonds pretty much did this.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:51 PM   #120
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Phelps has posted a new letter on his webpage:

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Dear America,

I take it back. I don’t apologize.

Because you know what? It’s none of your goddamned business. I work my ass off 10 months per year. It’s that hard work that gave you all those gooey feelings of patriotism last summer. If during my brief window of down time I want to relax, enjoy myself, and partake of a substance that’s a hell of a lot less bad for me than alcohol, tobacco, or, frankly, most of the prescription drugs most of you are taking, well, you can spare me the lecture.

I put myself through hell. I make my body do things nature never really intended us to endure. All world-class athletes do. We do it because you love to watch us push ourselves as far as we can possibly go. Some of us get hurt. Sometimes permanently. You’re watching the Super Bowl tonight. You’re watching 300 pound men smash each while running at full speed, in full pads. You know what the average life expectancy of an NFL player is? Fifty-five. That’s about 20 years shorter than your average non-NFL player. Yet you watch. And cheer. And you jump up spill your beer when a linebacker lays out a wide receiver on a crossing route across the middle. The harder he gets hit, the louder and more enthusiastically you scream.

Yet you all get bent out of shape when Ricky Williams, or I, or Josh Howard smoke a little dope to relax. Why? Because the idiots you’ve elected to make your laws have have without a shred of evidence beat it into your head that smoking marijuana is something akin to drinking antifreeze, and done only by dirty hippies and sex offenders.

You’ll have to pardon my cynicism. But I call bull****. You don’t give a damn about my health. You just get a voyeuristic thrill from watching an elite athlete fall from grace–all the better if you get to exercise a little moral righteousness in the process. And it’s hypocritical righteousness at that, given that 40 percent of you have tried pot at least once in your lives.

Here’s a crazy thought: If I can smoke a little dope and go on to win 14 Olympic gold medals, maybe pot smokers aren’t doomed to lives of couch surfing and video games, as our moronic government would have us believe. In fact, the list of successful pot smokers includes not just world class athletes like me, Howard, Williams, and others, it includes Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, the last three U.S. presidents, several Supreme Court justices, and luminaries and success stories from all sectors of business and the arts, sciences, and humanities.

So go ahead. Ban me from the next Olympics. Yank my endorsement deals. Stick your collective noses in the air and get all indignant on me. While you’re at it, keep arresting cancer and AIDS patients who dare to smoke the stuff because it deadens their pain, or enables them to eat. Keep sending in goon squads to kick down doors and shoot little old ladies, maim innocent toddlers, handcuff elderly post-polio patients to their beds at gunpoint, and slaughter the family pet.

Tell you what. I’ll make you a deal. I’ll apologize for smoking pot when every politician who ever did drugs and then voted to uphold or strengthen the drug laws marches his ass off to the nearest federal prison to serve out the sentence he wants to impose on everyone else for committing the same crimes he committed. I’ll apologize when the sons, daughters, and nephews of powerful politicians who get caught possessing or dealing drugs in the frat house or prep school get the same treatment as the no-name, probably black kid caught on the corner or the front stoop doing the same thing.

Until then, I for one will have none of it. I smoked pot. I liked it. I’ll probably do it again. I refuse to apologize for it, because by apologizing I help perpetuate this stupid lie, this idea that what someone puts into his own body on his own time is any of the government’s damned business. Or any of yours. I’m not going to bend over and allow myself to be propaganda for this wasteful, ridiculous, immoral war.

Go ahead and tear me down if you like. But let’s see you rationalize in your next lame ONDCP commercial how the greatest mother****ing swimmer the world has ever seen . . . is also a proud pot smoker.

Yours,

Michael Phelps
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:54 PM   #121
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like i said, who are you to tell him how to live? he should wait until 30 to go party to make everyone else happy. f that
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:54 PM   #122
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so THIS is how he eats 10,000 calories a day
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:58 PM   #123
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I can't believe I just noticed 2p2 on the laptop screen, priceless!
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #125
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I don't care how much weed he smokes, as long as he never drinks and drives again. That should be a lot more damaging to his image than smoking weed, but as stated earlier, it got swept under the carpet without any trouble.
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