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"Legality" is the issue....

hippiediscdude said:
I think they are making way to big of a deal out of this. Alcohol hurts and kills more people than weed ever has. Who cares if he smokes weed all the time. Lots of people smoke weed every day and are still productive members of society. I hate how we make these people role models, and then expect them to not make the same mistakes that we have made. I think as a society we need to do a better job of raising our children so they are not so influenced by the actions of supposed role models. Toke on Mr.Phelps!! Just dont let your friends take pictures while your doing it.
"What a huge blow for the sport... "

Though there is no smoke visible in the picture, I'd still have to say that it's a HUGE HIT for the sport.
What I've read says he is okay with competition so long as he doesn't test for it at the time of an event. (They treat this differently from the performance-enhancing drugs.) Sponsors are another story, but we should all have a shot at whatever sponsorship money he will still get, even after this. :)
well, he should have been more careful but he seems like a pretty happy-go-lucky guy who likes to have a little fun when he isn't enduring his grueling training routine. Personally, I believe the actual act of marijuana smoking is a victimless crime and should be legal so I am not at all appalled. As for people who would have athletes be role models, that's fine to have them be your athletic role model but why would they be your role model for morality?
Legality may be the issue, but that is a pretty weak excuse. Role model…ok, but what about all of the role models in the past year that have been caught with weed and worse. Maybe it’s time for parents to be the role models kids look up to. I think he is still a role model, it teaches kids that everyone does make mistakes and people are not just what you see them as when the spotlight is on them. Kids need to know that illegal substances are everywhere! In every sport, in every office building, in every school, in every college, in many of their friends houses where they go play. Why should we act like these things only exist on “the streets” and in the dark alleys, then act amazed when an athlete especially an Olympian is caught using it? It sounds like a Nancy Regan way of thinking.

Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes? …DO YOU THINK! Many of our athletes would not be where they are today, or as big as they are and as successful without some supplemental help throughout their training. Football, Baseball, Wrestling, Track…. If they seriously start testing throughout Olympic training, get ready to see a lot more athletes getting caught as well as smaller competitors and less intense competition.

If Phelps looses sponsorship over this that will be those sponsors loss. This is bringing Phelps back into the spotlight, I have hardly heard about him since the Olympics, where he was just the guy that could swim good but looked fugly. Just like all of the entertainment celebrities that are looked at as role models then get caught doing illegal things, but then get splattered all over television and news papers around the world and people are interested in them again. Now people are going to want to know more about him, what is he doing, is he getting help…etc. Drugs are looked at as taboo in public and in boardroom meetings, but it’s like internet porn, the billion dollar economy created from it says otherwise.
Does Grass=Performance Enhancing? The reason there's drug screening is to ensure that everyone is competing fairly in the Olympics. Why not test during the off season? Just bc the majority seem to puff doesn't necessarily make it ok or say that everyone that plays DG prtakes; you can't make that type of generalization. With that said, you should be able to do what ever you want in the privacy of your home.
I just read that the S Carolina police are gonna try to charge him..... with what????? what a joke!!
I fault him more for allowing his pic to be taken, better puff on the d-lo when yer capt america
combined with his dui he now has a resume...
may not have lost sponsers but he may not get new ones
his loss

santonio got pulled over dirty and had to sit a game(I think 1game?) yet becomes the mvp of the superbowl
different deal, team sport, but proof a stoner athlete need only perform for america to forget...
Is it just me or are people making way to big a deal out of this-he didn't kill someone for god sakes he took a hit off a bong in the privacy of someones home!

Oh yeah there was this guy that used to smoke pot and it didn't ruin his life-he actually became quite successful, you guys may have heard of him, he goes by the name...ummm ....what was his name again........oh yeah-President Obama........
This is almost as silly as the controversy over that Olympic snowboarder who tested positive for THC.
It's too bad he felt the need to apologize instead of just shrugging his shoulders. Maybe someday we will see this story in Disc Golf. It doesn't seem like things could get that stupid, but nothing surprises me anymore with the media and prohibitionists.
I'm not saying Grass= performance enhancing, I am saying that many of those are illeagal as well and widely used by athlets. And no because everone does it, does not make it ok (somthing like my mom would ask), but I think that sponsors should take that into consideration. Their company supporting an athlete who has partook in the same activity that most of the general public has or does, speaks to the public. It says they don't think you're a bad person just because you broke one of the most pointless laws ever enacted. I'm not generalizing that all people smoke, but most have or do. Just because people act like they are against it in public or on a survey dosn't mean they haven't done it at one time or aren't a user of it. That is why I used the internet porn example. The number of site hits and the billion dollar industry created from it says that most people have done it or partake in it, but in public nobody will admit that. So I guess it's only a few people who do, right? And saying that most dg'ers don't smoke you are lying to yourself. Not all, most.
Rock Out With My Roc Out said:
Is it just me or are people making way to big a deal out of this-he didn't kill someone for god sakes he took a hit off a bong in the privacy of someones home!

Oh yeah there was this guy that used to smoke pot and it didn't ruin his life-he actually became quite successful, you guys may have heard of him, he goes by the name...ummm ....what was his name again........oh yeah-President Obama........
Thats spelled "Obonga"!!
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