It's time for Michael Phelps to grow up

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  1. boognishstern

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    Armour: It's time for Michael Phelps to grow up
    Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports 2:45 p.m. EDT September 30, 2014
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    There are absolutely no excuses for Michael Phelps this time. None.

    The Olympic champion swimmer was busted for DUI early Tuesday, appearing "to be under the influence" and failing a series of sobriety tests after police spotted him doing 84 in a 45-mph zone. Mind you, this comes 10 years after he told a judge that he recognized "the seriousness of this mistake" while being sentenced on his first DUI-related charge.

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    Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

    Phelps was 19 then, and nowhere near the global celebrity he is now. Not that there's ever an excuse for driving while impaired, but teenagers do many stupid things. Most, however, learn from them.

    Not Phelps. He's 29 now, old enough to know better. He's also got enough money to hire a different driver for every day of the week. Yet he still climbed behind the wheel of his Land Rover.

    He's fortunate the only charges he's facing are traffic-related ones, not something like vehicular manslaughter.

    There is no question Phelps is the greatest swimmer of all time. Probably the greatest Olympian, too, with a record 22 medals, 18 of them gold. But that doesn't make him invincible or beyond the law. Someone, be it his mother, coach Bob Bowman, USA Swimming or one of the sponsors that pays him so handsomely, needs to sit Phelps down and tell him to smarten up. To grow up.

    If he wants to go out and party, that's his business. But give the keys to someone else.
     
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    Kool Well-Known Member Banned User

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    fckn pothead
     
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    i never ever understand why millionaires dont use a driver when they party. i guess its just stupidity.
     
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    I know. It makes no sense. They always seem to have hangers on around them at all times, so why not have one do the driving? If you have the means and know you're going out, simply arrange transportation.
     
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    He wants to show off the Land Rover. He looks like his flunkie's bitch if he's not driving.
     
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    He should just swim everywhere.
     
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    does this guy really have money to hire full time drivers? I thought Olympic athletes didn't really make any money. Endorsements bring in a lot of money, I guess.
    I'm glad people stopped pretending that they cared about fucking swimming. that was a shitty summer.
     
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    That explains his subway ads....you have to be drunk or stoned to like those shitty sandwiches.
     
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    Stupid Jock, duhh
     
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    competitive swimming :gayhand:
     
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    I bet the original Bigfoot could have been a great swimmer.

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    I've heard that he is a world class asshole
     
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    the speeding is more of a concern imo
     
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    see: Bruce Jenner.:snicker:
     
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    "Robin, doesn't everyone have car service?"
     
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    that's what i thought too, according to celeb net worth, which is probably bs, he's worth like 55mil....endorsements :dontknow:
     
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    christ, that ear looks like the ultrasound of a baby
     
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    it's nice that you want to impose your lifestyle on others. :rolleyes:
     
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    I had the biggest crush on his goofy ass. No more. :no:
     
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