After British newspaper News of the World published a picture of Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps smokin the ganja in a pink and white striped room (eww!), it now seems like he's sorry. Or sorry for getting caught. He issued this statement to The Associated Press:
"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I'm 23 years old and despite the successes I've had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again."
Michael was arrested for DUI in Maryland back in 2004, that time for alcohol. He stated at the time that it was an isolated incident. Technically he's correct, in that he only gets caught once and then moves on to something else. Looking forward to the Michael Phelps Peyote-induced police chase in early 2011!