Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoki...

Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoking photo

There are 1037 comments on the The Associated Press story from Feb 5, 2009, titled Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoking photo . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Kellogg Co. said Thursday that it will drop its endorsement deal with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps following his acknowledgment he inhaled from a marijuana pipe. The 23-year-old swimming star has apologized for his 'regrettable' behavior and 'bad judgment' after a photo appeared Sunday in the British tabloid News of the World that showed Phelps inhaling from a marijuana pipe.

Most of his major sponsors, such as Visa Inc., Speedo, luxury Swiss watchmaker Omega and sports beverage PureSport's maker Human Performance Labs, stood by the athlete following the news, even if they didn't condone his behavior.

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“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#1 Feb 5, 2009
Maybe Kellogs thinks he's a CEREAL smoker..
MommaM

Milwaukee, WI

#2 Feb 5, 2009
Kelloggs has been contributing to the poor nutrition of kids for years..this firing of Phelps is such hypocrisy...

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#3 Feb 5, 2009
He's already made more money than any swimmer deserves any way.

FRONTIERSMAN

“FREEDOM”

Since: Dec 08

Bethel NY

#4 Feb 5, 2009
This is not America greatest Generation,thats for sure.Can not blame this kid too much.A visual ,living product of American values gone ,..yes gone...Colledgs,tolarating this behaviors,so to parents from the hippy generation.The spring break mentality...devesting on the values kids use....no this is a sad tragedy!

Don't blame Kellogg's.That is asinine.Its part of the problem,...blame others when in fact its yourself..cowerdly excuse..devoid of any integrity,or self esteem!

“Down To Earth”

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis

#5 Feb 5, 2009
"Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoking photo"

"My Family to drop Kellogg for dropping Phelps over pot smoking photo"

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No Smoking

Buna, TX

#6 Feb 5, 2009
I am happy that Kellogs did this. I will fully support their company. All pot smokers belong in jail with the hardcore crimnals. Smoke weed- go to jail and have sex w/ big Tubby!

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TASKMASTER

North Port, FL

#7 Feb 5, 2009
IndyStevie wrote:
"Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoking photo"
"My Family to drop Kellogg for dropping Phelps over pot smoking photo"
Talking like a real Pot Head..A family that smokes pot together,gets Stoned together..JERK!
Oliver Clotheshoffe

United States

#8 Feb 5, 2009
I bet that box of Kellogg's is more harmful to you than a bong hit is.

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Legalize marijuana

United States

#9 Feb 5, 2009
No Smoking wrote:
I am happy that Kellogs did this. I will fully support their company. All pot smokers belong in jail with the hardcore crimnals. Smoke weed- go to jail and have sex w/ big Tubby!
I take it you don't get to church very often.........
Anthony

Fairfield, CT

#10 Feb 5, 2009
Phelps is a herb

Since: Dec 08

Mattawan, Mi

#11 Feb 5, 2009
Way to go Kellogg. Good move! Somethings are not meant to be a partnership, and Mr. Phelps doesn't belong on a Kellogg product. Good replacement would be the Pilot of the Hudson crash. This guy is 100% class like Kellogg.

Since: Dec 08

Fallbrook, CA

#12 Feb 5, 2009
I guess this disproves all the crusaders who claim pot makes you lazy and worthless. Record setting medalist...seems to be doing pretty good for himself.

Don't go fellating Kellog for this move. It wasn't out of morality, it was out of publicity.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#13 Feb 5, 2009
Oh yeah ALL of his gold medals and previous accomplishments count for nothing just because he smoked some weed. Everyone that doesn't think that he is no longer an athletic champion because he smoked/smokes pot is a hypocrite.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#14 Feb 5, 2009
IndyStevie wrote:
"Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoking photo"
"My Family to drop Kellogg for dropping Phelps over pot smoking photo"
I guess you will always have some grape NUTS when you get the munchies.
Dan

Corvallis, OR

#15 Feb 5, 2009
The 23-year old did WHAT!
I agree, Kellogg's is dropping him for publicity only.

Since: Mar 08

where I hang my hat

#16 Feb 5, 2009
I would think that some marketing guru would jump on this. Think of the ads for curing the "munchies" that kellogs could have come up with.
Weed

United States

#17 Feb 5, 2009
Don't be so pious! If you have kids they might be smoking.
Would you support the same solution to this problem by sending them to jail with hard core criminals?
No Smoking wrote:
I am happy that Kellogs did this. I will fully support their company. All pot smokers belong in jail with the hardcore crimnals. Smoke weed- go to jail and have sex w/ big Tubby!
Weed

United States

#18 Feb 5, 2009
After all, they didn't actually catch him. If he hadn't apologized, they couldn't have even proved it was him.
Kelloggs has a lot of nerve to drop him. They should put his pic on the front of their 'full of sugar' boxes with a big blunt in his hand.
Think of all the sugar junkies out there who would buy the stuff off the shelves!
Lil Ticked wrote:
Oh yeah ALL of his gold medals and previous accomplishments count for nothing just because he smoked some weed. Everyone that doesn't think that he is no longer an athletic champion because he smoked/smokes pot is a hypocrite.
Weed

United States

#19 Feb 5, 2009
Yeah, I agree. But after a bong hit, the kellogg's is good munchin'!
Oliver Clotheshoffe wrote:
I bet that box of Kellogg's is more harmful to you than a bong hit is.
Ice Edge

United States

#20 Feb 6, 2009
No Smoking wrote:
I am happy that Kellogs did this. I will fully support their company. All pot smokers belong in jail with the hardcore crimnals. Smoke weed- go to jail and have sex w/ big Tubby!
Authorities better go and arrest OBAMA and throw his ass in jail, because he did and admitted doing drugs!

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