Well yeah. Add that to the fact that possessing a bong is not a crime and you don't have much of a case.""He never said, 'I smoked marijuana.' He never confessed that," the sheriff said.
Lott said that simply ignoring the photo would have sent a bad message to kids. But judging from the comments we've gotten since this story broke, the message it sent to the adult world was that Lott was attention-hungry.""They're sold in stores. We're kind of sending a double message," Lott said. "You can buy rolling papers at any convenience store in the world, but we're telling kids not to smoke dope."
Phelps has apologized, was disciplined by swimming's governing body and now appears that he won't face any legal trouble. So maybe, just maybe we can put this whole business behind us and move on to the next thing.
Sheriff: No charges for Phelps (ESPN)