Former Olympian defends Phelps for bong use

By David Edwards
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 11:12 EDT
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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.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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