Fallout

Phelps Suspended by Team

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is in the deep end after being photographed with a bong. The 23-year-old was suspended from competitions for three months by the USA Swimming team late Thursday. He will receive no compensation from the league during that time. "We decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero," the national governing body said in a statement. In the wake of the scandal, Phelps was also dropped as a spokesperson for Kellogg and it's now unclear if he'll participate in the 2012 London Summer Games. "If I decide to walk away, I'll decide to walk away on my own terms," he said in a newspaper interview. "If it's now, if it's four years, who knows."