Public Opinion for 2-7

Published 3:58 pm Friday, February 6, 2009

What affect do you think the recent picture of Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps smoking marijuana will have on his career?

Joe SweetIt is a black eye on his career, and it might have some short-term affect, but the next Olympics are three years away, so he has time to get back on the right track.

Latreisha MoonI think it could have some affect on his career because he is a role model for young people, but if he straightens out and doesn’t do it again, I don’t think it will affect him that much.

Chris SummersIt will not have any affect. Just as is the case with most celebrity athletes who get in trouble, he will probably get a slap on the wrist and people will forget about it.

Tom WheelerThe perception of him might change somewhat, but I don’t think people will hold it against him in the long term. I thought his apology was really good. We all make mistakes, and if he doesn’t do it again, he should get encouragement and support.