Reportedly, in November Michael got his par-tay on during two days of hanging with students at the University of South Carolina. It was a quiet time in the swimming calendar when athletes would not expect to get tested for drugs.
One party-goer told the NOTW that
â€œHe was out of control from the moment he got there.If he continues to party like that Iâ€™d be amazed if he ever won any more medals again.â€
Michael’s peeps reportedly went ballistic over the story, and the tabloid says they were offered some big bucks not to run the bong picture above.
The bong-hitting was on November 6, weeks after Michael’s Beijing triumph. He surprised students at the University Of South Carolina by showing up unannounced at a house party. He was secretly dating a girl named Jordan Matthews, who was a student there. Somebody snitched, and said:
â€œMichael came to visit Jordan but ended up just getting wasted every night.â€œHe arrived with a group of girls hanging all over him. Jaws hit the floor when he walked in. You donâ€™t get many celebrities in Columbia, so when Phelps comes to your party itâ€™s a very big deal. He didnâ€™t know many people so youâ€™d think heâ€™d be a little shy. But he was loud, obnoxious and slamming beers from the get-go. Every girl wanted a piece of him and every guy wanted to be his best buddy. He couldnâ€™t get enough of all the attention.â€
Ouch. Hallmark of the nerd-made-good. Amateur! NOTW says Phelps knocked back beers and shots. And… when a student offered him the glass bong engraved with red writing, he did not hesitate. What would Flipper say?! The snitch said,
â€œYou could tell Michael had smoked before. He grabbed the bong and a lighter and knew exactly what to do. He looked just as natural with a bong in his hands as he does swimming in the pool. He was the gold medal winner of bong hits. Michael ended up getting a little paranoid, though, because before too long he looked like he was nervous and ran out of the place.â€
Paranoia and the munchies. Classic. Now we know why Michael eats so damn much! Maybe you should hang out with George Obama, Michael! Duuuude, Cameras. They’re EVERYWHERE.
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