Michael Phelps Caught Hitting A Bong

Uh, oh, this may not bode well for the 2012 US Olympic swim team! The UK’s News Of The World has just hit the net with a salacious story about super-swimmer Michael Phelps.

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

“He was out of control from the moment he got there.If he continues to party like that I’d be amazed if he ever won any more medals again.”

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:

“Michael came to visit Jordan but ended up just getting wasted every night.“He arrived with a group of girls hanging all over him. Jaws hit the floor when he walked in. You don’t get many celebrities in Columbia, so when Phelps comes to your party it’s a very big deal. He didn’t know many people so you’d think he’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 couldn’t get enough of all the attention.”

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,

“You 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.”

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.

source: NOTW