Michael Phelps suspended from swimming, dumped by sponsor

The so far mostly positive reaction to the now famous bong pic couldn’t last for Michael Phelps, and it hasn’t.

Phelps has been suspended for 3 months by USA Swimming, including all financial support for the period.

“This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero,” a spokesman said.

The positive reaction to the picture from Omega wasn’t matched by Kellog’s, who have decided to dump Phelps, saying the photo was “”not consistent with the image of [Kellogg’s]”. Phelps appears on Corn Flake boxes.