Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Michael Phelps fallout: The bong was for sale on eBay for $100,000 - Arrests may have been made!

Update: Details are still sketchy Los Angeles Times: [Link]

Rob from Robaquatics just sent this in and boy my mouth just dropped! Not only was the infamous piece of evidence selling on eBay for $100,000, the sheriff in the town has made eight arrests. I suspect the identity of the person who took the photo will be made available and they might even be one of the people who were arrested.


"... Sources say the owner of the bong was trying to sell it on eBay for as much as $100,000.

The owner, who wasn't even at the party, is one of the eight now charged.

Phelps is not one of those charged at this point, but the sheriff's department has strong evidence that matches the photo to the house on Blossom Street.

That house is in the city, but the Columbia Police Department decided not to initiate or take an active role in the investigation.

Governor Mark Sanford is also weighing in on the sheriff's actions.

On the FOX News Channel Sunday night, Geraldo Rivera asked Sanford whether Phelps should be prosecuted.

"I don't see what it gets at this point," said Sanford.

His spokesman told us Monday night Sanford is letting that quote stand.


I bet the person who took this photo is stressed beyond belief and is probably barely functional in their daily life! Not only has Phelps and his family been humiliated but 8 other families have been included and this person provided most of the evidence via the photo. It does not justify their actions or Phelps' actions but it does illustrate consequences reach far and wide and was that $5,000 worth it?

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