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Phelps Smokesperson

Submitted by Rob on February 11, 2009 – 9:31 amNo Comment

PhelpsIt’s been a tough month for Michael Phelps as  a certain bong picture has been making its way around the media.

This picture has caused Phelps to loose some big name sponsors, such as Kellogg.

Michael’s most recent behaviour is not consistent with the image of Kellogg,” company spokeswoman Susanne Norwitz said in a statement.

Additionally USA Swimming has decided to punish Michael by removing financial support along with eligibility to compete.

USA Swimming has reprimanded Michael Phelps under its Code of Conduct by withdrawing financial support and the eligibility to compete for a period of three months effective today,” a statement from USA Swimming said.

But don’t worry Michael Phelps Gurkha will throw you a lifesaver!

Gurkha Cigars has offered the great swimmer, and occasional bong smoker, a $25,000 deal to be the new “Smokesperson“.

In a message to Phelps, Gurkha said, “We would like to provide you with the opportunity to do what you do best – smoke and swim. And while we can’t help you with your swimming skills, we can definitely offer you the best of the best when it comes to the cigar world.

Of course a media marketing play by Gurkha, $25,000 is a drop in the bucket compared to other deals the swimmer still has.

No repsonse from Phelps has been made, no response is expected.

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