NEW YORK (AP)—Michael Phelps insists he’s more worried about the pain he caused family, friends and fans than losing money in endorsements after he was photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe.
In excerpts from an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer that aired Friday morning, the swimming star didn’t directly answer the question of whether he was smoking marijuana.
“It was a bad mistake. I mean, we all know what, you know, what you and I are talking about. It’s a stupid mistake. You know, bad judgment.”
USA Swimming suspended the Olympic great for three months after the photo was published in a British tabloid Feb. 1. He also lost his sponsorship from Kellogg.
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