Guess Subway will have to go back to just using Jared again to sell their sandwiches. Just a day after Michael Phelps was dropped by Kellogg as a sponsor, Subway has pulled out too. No more $5 footlongs for Mikey!
Prior to the little pot-smoking incident, Michael was featured on Subway.com. But ever since the company has pulled all the links to Michael off their site.
We think this was a huge mistake! Stoners love Subway! They could have really run with this marketing idea!
In an e-mail from Subway spokeswoman Megan Driscoll, she said: “Subway is not commenting or releasing a statement right now on Michael Phelps.”
But insiders say Subway execs are “pissed off, talking to legal, want their endorsement money returned — and to get rid of this embarrassment.”
A little harsh, no? Remember, the guy brought home 8 gold medals!!! Lighten up people!
Despite being removed from Subway's website, the sandwich chain just released a statement saying it will not drop Phelps endorsement deal.
"Like most Americans, and like Michael Phelps himself, we were disappointed in his behavior," Megan Driscoll, the rep for Subway, tells Usmagazine.com. "Also like most Americans, we accept his apology. Moving forward, he remains in our plans."