What I’m watching in regards of how the International Olympic Committee and the media handles the recent admission by Michael Phelps of smoking weed is to see if they will be consistent. I can think of a few other athletes that are probably paying attention too. Does anyone have Marian Jones, Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi or Tim Montgomery’s phone numbers?
I wonder if the IOC will ask Michael Phelps to give his medals back. Why don’t we ask Bob Weiner, the former White House Drug Spokesman during the 2nd Clinton Administration that said that Marian Jones should return her medals?
What’s the difference between an athlete using steroids or smoking weed? Either way it’s an illegal drug that they shouldn’t be using.
I’m sure Michael Phelps will be forgiven and this will be overlooked. Since steroids is worse than marijuana.
References & Inspirations: The Independent (UK) – 12/05/03 “Americans set to vote on no-tolerance drug policy” The Huffington Post – 02/01/09 “Michael Phelps, Hypocrisy and American Drug Policy” Associated Press – 02/01/09 “Phelps acknowledges photo showing him smoking pot” Washington Post – 10/05/07 “Marion Jones Admits to Steroids Use” NBC Sports – 08/20/08 “Drug Testing in Beijing”