Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

That explains why Michael Phelps was schlepping around Columbia, SC and USC for over a week

Is it swimming pretty boy Michael Phelps smoking a bong in Columbia, SC?

well the hat sure looks familiar at the very least....

A British Tabloid has answered a question I was asking in November. Just why was Michael Phelps in Columbia, SC for over a week?

Well the answer may (or may not) suprise you. According to the newspaper he was 'getting wasted' and may have been smoking pot with USC students at - of all places - a house party.

According to News of the World:

One party-goer who witnessed the star’s behaviour told the News of the World: “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.”

Phelps’ aides went into a panic over our story and offered us a raft of extraordinary incentives not to run the bong picture.

It was on November 6, weeks after his Beijing triumph, that 23-year-old Phelps surprised students at the University Of South Carolina in Columbia by showing up unannounced at a house party.

He was visiting Jordan Matthews, a girl he was secretly seeing who was a student there.
Our source revealed: “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.”

As he basked in his hero status, Phelps knocked back beers and shots of spirits. And when a student offered him the glass bong engraved with red writing, he did not hesitate, says our source.

The 6ft 4ins athlete, in a white T-shirt and navy cap worn back to front, clasped the device in his huge hands and inhaled deeply.

Our source 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.”

But the next night, Phelps was out partying again. The source added: “He was right back at it at Pavlov’s bar.

“Like the night before he was holding court, throwing back shots two at a time and pouring drinks to every cute girl.”

Pavlovs is a familiar bar to South Carolina folks - it seems like every other day you can't pick up a copy of The State Newspaper and hear that a member of the Gamecock Football Team has been arrested for public drunkeness, underage drinking, or fighting - so it's no suprise that an athelete would go to the locally infamous bar in a week long orgy of drinking and partying.

The only question now is, who would be an asshole enough to turn Phelps in? From the sounds of it, it's a jealous male, perhaps who felt inadequate around Phelps, or jilted that he couldn't pal around with him. And for what would they turn him in, some coin? Bringing yet again more embarassment to the community? I say who ever this source is is a big 'ole Douche, with a capital D.

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