Phelps apolozies for smoking marijuana-pipe
The CNN reported Olympic gold medalist star Michael Phelps appologized sunday for photograph of him smoking marijuana-pipe.
"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment," 23-year-old U.S. athelete said. "For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public -- it will not happen again." (BBC)
The only publisher of the picture, UK newspaper the News of the World said, the picture was taken at a party at the University of South Carolina.
As a record breaker, Phelps has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 are golds.
Since Phelps is a well-known U.S. swimming star, several criticism has been spurred at him. The US Olympic Committee said Phelps behavior is dissapointing as a role model, the CNN reported.