Michael Phelps Suspended After DUI Arrest


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Michael Phelps was planning to make a comeback at the next Olympic games, but after his recent DUI arrest, he has been suspended by the USA swimming team and will not be allowed to participate in next year’s world championships or any USA Swimming-sanctioned meets through April 6, 2015.

In addition to being banned from the sport, Phelps also lost six months of funding from the sport's national governing body.

Phelps was banned after USA Swimming claimed that he violated the Code Of Conduct.

"Michael's conduct was serious and required significant consequences," said Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming executive director. "We endorse and are here to fully support his personal development actions."

Phelps was not happy about the decision, but accepted it.

"Michael accepts USA Swimming's sanctions," according to a statement from his representatives at Octagon. "He has apologized for his actions and, as he shared yesterday, is taking steps to address them."

He later apologized to his fans and expressed his regret on his Twitter account in a series of posts.

He also tweeted about his suspension.

Do you think USA Swimming’s decision was fair?