"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment," Phelps said in a statement released by Octagon, his management firm, and posted on his Facebook site. "I'm 23 years old, and despite the successes I have had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner that people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public -- it will not happen again."
Michael Phelps we hardly know you. Once again we get an apology from a knucklehead who didn't have the sense to say NO! Yes, Mike, you are 23. But you are NOT just a youthful 23 year old. You are an Olympic icon and with that comes responsibility. You should have known better than to expose your reputation for a couple of hits on a bong.
We live in a culture where anything goes as long as you announce an apology when the deed is done. When Mike says it will not happen again, does he mean he won't smoke dope again or he won't get caught on camera again?