17 Feb 2009

Phelps won't be charged by Police

9:33 am on 17 February 2009

A South Carolina sheriff is not going to charge swimmer Michael Phelps after a photo of the 14-time Olympic gold medalist showed him smoking from a marijuana pipe.

The photo showed Phelps smoking from a marijuana pipe at a University of South Carolina party in November when he visited the school.

Phelps has called his judgment bad and said he would learn from his mistake.

He was suspended by USA Swimming for three months in the wake of the photo, and Kellogg Company said it would not renew its endorsement deal with one of the world's most acclaimed athletes.

Authorities had considered taking action also.