Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Up in smoke

Is it just me, or do we seem to be making a HUGE deal out of this whole Michael Phelps pot story?

I don't condone what he did, but to make a front-page type story as many of the papers have treated it the past few days seems to me to be a little overkill.

Was he wrong to have smoked pot? Absolutely!

Would the story have made the newspapers of he were some also-ran athlete? Obviously, not!

But the kid -- and yes in his early 20s he's still a kid to me in many ways -- he's going to make his share of mistakes. The one thing I would say, however, is you add this transgression to the drunk driving conviction he had a few years ago, and I could understand if someone want to think there might be a pattern.

Until then, however, I would be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Let's just hope he's learned his lesson and is able to move on.

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