I just have one question for the Michael Phelps camp – why did it have to be marijuana in the bong? We all know that “water pipes” are made for the purpose of tobacco use only, right? Was there visual evidence in that camera-phone photo I missed, proving that Phelps was smoking pot?

Does Michael Phelps have a lawyer? Sure looks like he's smoking tobacco out of that bong to me.

Does Michael Phelps have a lawyer? Sure looks like he's smoking tobacco out of that bong to me.

As a result, Kellogg’s dropped Phelps’ endorsement deal. His actions aren’t “consistent” with the image of the company. Apparently Kellogg’s was fine with Phelps’ DUI a few years ago, but smoking out of a bong … gasp … lost him the endorsement. To Kellogg’s, taking a hit out of a bong endangering no one is worse than driving drunk on the road. Interesting.

Now the media is going crazy with “reports” that Alex Rodriguez was one of 104 MLB players in 2003 that tested positive for steroids. I’m not sure where to begin with all the problems I have with this.

The test was anonymous, before steroid use was illegal in MLB. It was used to determine if enough players were using to implement a steroid policy. Did I mention the test results were anonymous? So who are the “sources” telling Sports Illustrated Rodriguez tested positive SIX YEARS ago? Who were the other 103 players?

More importantly, who cares? Doesn’t everyone realize that steroids were rampid in MLB? If Rodriguez used steroids before they were banned by the league, should all his records be ripped? Should all his accomplishments be tarnished? Absolutely not. Baseball’s steroid witch-hunt needs to end. And the government needs to stop wasting taxpayer’s money on the issue. I think we can all agree that there are more important issues for the government to be dabbling in these days.

It’s time to let it go. There’s steroid testing and repercussions now. What happened in the past before it was banned doesn’t matter. No, they shouldn’t have used steroids. But more blame should go to the league for waiting so long to implement a policy.

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