Life has an interesting way of showing even the most famous how the ups and downs work. This summer in Beijing, Micheal Phelps was our national hero, forcing any American worth their weight in red, white and blues to wear out their respective couches when he swam. That was a high point for the young Olympian.
Now is the low. After the pot pictures heard 'round the world hit the newsstands last week, everyone has been jumping quickly off the Phelps bandwagon and quickly on the ridicule van. Now? Phelps will be out of swimming for three months after USA Swimming suspended him.
Michael Phelps Suspended for 3 Months by USA Swimming originally appeared on Backporch FanHouse on Thu, 05 Feb 2009 21:44:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.