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Phelps suspended from US swimming for 3 months

Record-breaking Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been suspended from competition for three months by USA Swimming because of a photo that shows the Olympic star inhaling from a marijuana pipe.

Officials with the sport’s national governing body say they want to “send a strong message.”

Phelps could face criminal charges following the publication of a photograph by a British newspaper purportedly showing him smoking marijuana at a party being held by students at the University of South Carolina in Columbia in November.

A South Carolina law enforcement official said he would charge Phelps if he could prove the US Olympian smoked marijuana in his county.

complete article @ IBNLive

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