Phelps talks about pot photo

February 4, 2009 2:28:50 PM PST
Olympic champion Michael Phelps says he is going to have to live with the fallout from a photo of him smoking from a marijuana pipe. Phelps spoke to The Associated Press about the ordeal Wednesday outside the pool where he trains. The public comments were his first since the photo surfaced in a British tabloid over the weekend.

"It's something I am going to have to live with and something I'll have to grow from," Phelps said. "I know with all of the mistakes I made, I learned from them and that is what I expect to do from this. By no means it is fun for me, by no means is it easy."

Phelps said the most important thing for him is that he was back in the pool training.

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