Kellogg Drops Michael Phelps After Bong Controversy

February 6, 2009 By:
Kellogg Drops Michael Phelps After Bong Controversy

The rise and the fall!

Michael Phelps really screwed up by smoking out in front of people and getting photographed because he's been the center of a lot of controversy since the pictures were leaked.

Now, he's got to suffer the consequences. Kellogg's has announced that it is not going to resign Michael Phelps as the spokesperson of the company because of his behavior.

"We originally built the relationship with Michael, as well as the other Olympic athletes, to support our association with the U.S. Olympic team," a Kellogg spokeswoman says in a statement. "Michael's most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg. His contract expires at the end of February and we have made a decision not to extend his contract."

It doesn't end there! Phelps was also suspended from competing and will not receive any financial support from the USA Swimming. The suspension will last for 3 months.

"He feels bad he let anyone down," his rep says. "He's also encouraged by the thousands of comments he's received from his fans and the support from his many sponsors. He intends to work hard to regain everyone's trust."

The good news for dolphin boy is that Visa, Speedo and Omega have decided to stick by him through this tough time.

Do you guys feel like people are overreacting over this whole issue?