The winner of a record eight gold medals last summer in Beijing was spotted knocking back shots and chugging beers at a house party at the University of South Carolina in Columbia on Nov. 6, when a partygoer handed him the water pipe etched with red writing.Yes there's the naivety of youth to be considered and no I don't think the pending punishment (likely absolute ruin) will fit the crime and yes illegalized cannabis is ridiculous but I remain baffled by the degree of arrogance and the sense of being untouchable that success brings out in some people. Sad.
"He grabbed the bong and a lighter and knew exactly what to do," a witness said of the swimming superstar, who was in town visiting a gal pal and South Carolina coed.
"He looked just as natural with a bong in his hands as he does swimming in the pool. He was the gold medal winner of bong hits."
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