Phelps Pot-Smoking Fallout Continues

February 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The fallout continues in the now infamous Michael Phelps pot-smoking case. The county sheriff where Michael Phelps admitted to smoking marijuana has arrested 8 people who were at the same party where Phelps smoked from the bong. Many believe the sheriff is now trying to build a case against the Olympic superstar.

"What they are trying to do is get somebody to say 'I was there, that was Michael Phelps, he was smoking marijuana' so maybe they can charge him," said Defense Attorney Dick Harpootlian.

"I just don't think you can have something like this done and publicized and say I'm sorry and we're supposed to forgive you," said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.

The photo, published by a British tabloid earlier this month, has already cost Phelps lucrative endorsement deals and has earned him a 3 month suspension from U.S.A. Swimming.

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