From The State:
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says he will charge Michael Phelps with a crime if he determines the Olympics hero smoked marijuana in Richland County...
..."This case is no different than any other case,” Lott said Monday. “This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It’s a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred.”
I would really, really love to see Phelps arrested for this. Then he'll have two choices:
1) Continue to cower and apologize for taking a fuckin' bong hit and accept his humiliation across the country. And if he does that, he's a coward and deserves the fate he gets by having pictures of him in handcuffs across the media spectrum and possibly spending time in jail.
2) Stop and yell that this has gone too far. Maybe he could say something the way Radley Balko wanted him to.
Even if Phelps decides to go to coward's route, I still would love to see this arrest happen because if Phelps won't shout out in protest, half of America will. The more and more we see our heroes and athletes (like Super Bowl hero Santonio Holmes) smoking weed, the more we will be forced to acknowledge that marijuana is not going away and to keep it illegal just to arrest our greatest athletes (along with over 800,000 other Americans anually) is stupid, just stupid.
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