Michael Phelps chose South Carolina as the place to blow up his endorsement career and perhaps his swimming career:
In our exclusive photo Michael Phelps, who won a record EIGHT gold medals for swimming at the Beijing games last summer, draws from a bong.
The glass pipes are generally used to smoke cannabis.
And after sporting chiefs announced laws which mean four-year bans for drug-taking, Phelps’ dreams of adding to his overall 14 gold medal tally at the 2012 games in London could already be OVER.
It was on November 6, weeks after his Beijing triumph, that 23-year-old Phelps surprised students at the University Of South Carolina in Columbia by showing up unannounced at a house party.
He was visiting Jordan Matthews, a girl he was secretly seeing who was a student there.
Our source revealed: "Michael came to visit Jordan but ended up just getting wasted every night.
Looks like this will have to be amended:
He once described his life, saying: "All you do is eat, sleep, swim; eat, sleep, swim; eat, sleep, swim."
Dude, don’t bogart that adulation. (Via Drudge.)