Former Olympian defends Phelps for bong use
CBS reported that there has been little outrage over the photo of Michael Phelps using a bong. Gold medallist Ross Rebagliati tells Harry Smith that Phelps shouldn’t be crucified for a momentary lapse in judgement. “You know, Michael Phelps is a great person in the pool and out of the pool. You know, I think that, you know, the societies are coming together right now and realizing, you know, that marijuana is not a dangerous substance when you compare it to the likes of alcohol and smoking tobacco,” said Rebagliati.
This video is from CBS’ The Early Show, broadcast Feb. 3, 2009.