Yesterday, News of the World released pictures of golden boy Michael Phelps smoking out of a bong while on vacation. Naturally, that didn't look too good on his squeaky-clean image.
His people(mom) must have put him on check because he quickly released a statement apologizing for his behavior.
He released a statement to The Associated Press, saying, “I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.”
Phelps has had to be disciplined for so many years due to his swimming. Now that he has some time to actually act his age, it's not really working out since he's under the limelight.