Phelps: It's a mistake I won't make again
Updated 9:16 PM EST, Mon, Feb 16, 2009
The criminal investigation into the Michael Phelps bong photo has gone up in smoke
The Olympic record-breaker will not face charges related to a photograph that shows him smoking a bong at a South Carolina party last November, cops said.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said he didn't have enough evidence to prosecute Michael Phelps when he revealed the details of his investigation.
"We don't have enough evidence to charge anyone," Lott said during a press conference today. "We had a photo and him saying he was sorry for inappropriate behavior. He never said, 'I smoked marijuana.'"
The sheriff defending his investigation and spoke out against drug usage.
"Michael Phelps is truly an American hero ... but even with his star status, he is still obligated to obey the laws of our state," Lott
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