Inside the Michael Phelps party
Posted by Thomas the Terrible on February 9, 2009
One week later and the fallout from Michael Phelps and his bong hit continue to ring out. He has been suspended by USA swimming and he has also lost his Kellogs & Subway sponsorships. Don’t worry Subway fans Jared is still covered. As long as he still has the lucrative Rosetta Stone, he’ll be alright.
Now let’s go inside the infamous party that has seemly taken down the Water World Boy Wonder.
The State newspaper ran a story about the party that supposedly has quotes from the actual attendees and one thing is for sure…Phelps can’t play beer pong worth a shit.
“I saw Phelps pull out a roll, a bank-wrapped $2,000,” said Michael Whitworth, who had been invited to a house near Five Points after his band played a show at 5 Points Pub (now Sudworks Taphouse).
“He said, ‘I’ll match the $2,000,'” Whitworth continued, referring to Phelps. “Good ol’ Phelpsie lost it, too.”
The student that took the photo that ran world-wide of Phelps sucking on a bong, Carson Miller, claims he didn’t sell the photo but he “lost” his phone with the photo on it. RRRiiiiggghhhttttt……
The party apparently was at a house located at 2201 Blossom St. The house is described as having a wrap around porch that is full of discarded pizza boxes, pictures of nearly nude women taped to the door and two cameras over the porch that send a live stream to a flat-screen television located inside the house.
When Whitworth, a guitarist in Atlanta-based band Holiday Parade, arrived at the house shortly after midnight Nov. 4, two men asked him not to take pictures of Phelps.
“They were pretty strict about it at the door,” he said. “They were just asking people to be courteous.”
The front room was clogged with people – and marijuana smoke. A bong was being passed around the room, which held 15 to 20 people, Whitworth said.
“It was the aroma of the evening,” he said. “The scent of it filled the entire house.”
So there you have it. Phelps goes to a college party and does college student things. Let’s shoot him now. All he needs to do is call Amanda Beard his sloppy seconds. The sanctity of the sport of swimming will be irrevocably damaged forever.
Mark Spitz says he could probably smoke an even bigger bong and not get caught…