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Should We Forgive Michael Phelps?

Olympic great Michael Phelps apologized after a photo Sunday in the British tabloid News of the World showed him inhaling from a marijuana pipe, the Associated Press reports.

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"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment," Phelps, the winner of a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games, said in a statement released by his agent. "... I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again."

YOU DECIDE: Should fans (and sponsors) forgive Michael Phelps for a 'dopey' move or is this incident a deal breaker? Share your thoughts. Click on "Leave a Comment" below.