Sports has worse drug issues than Phelps’ dopey behavior

More than 150 million Americans tuned into the Super Bowl on Sunday, most not caring that among the behemoths bouncing around the field, some surely had artificial, lab-produced fuel coursing through their veins, inflating their muscles, improving their performance.

Yet the finger-wagging that greeted us this week centers on Michael Phelps, who was caught on camera at a party, lip-locking a bong as if it were a first girlfriend. Think about that for a second: We’re to be outraged because Phelps might’ve been partaking in something that actually hinders your performance, that has no effect on competition, that really has no impact on anything, except, perhaps, Phelps’ pocketbook?

baltimoresun.com
2/3/09